How To Become A Cancer Registrar

Cancer registries are organized collections of data related to cancer and tumor conditions. Cancer registrars are trained professionals that collect and organize medical data of patients with cancerous conditions. Cancer registrars typically need at least an associate degree. The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) approves a few certificate programs. Prospective cancer registrars typically complete courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, cancer registry procedures, cancer program management, biostatistics and epidemiology, database record management, and cancer data abstracting. Employment of cancer registrars is expected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 18% from 2006 to 2016. The growing and aging population and increased prevalence of cancerous conditions will drive job growth.

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