Happy National Cancer Registrars Week! On behalf of the NAACCR Board of Directors, we want to take this opportunity to honor and congratulate all cancer registrars for your continued diligence, dedication and perseverance in curating data of high quality! This years' theme, "Harvesters of Data to Nurture Cancer Research," perfectly reflects the time, effort and attention by registrars, to carefully cultivate the pieces of the cancer data puzzle. Each piece on its own may have little value, but when connected to other pieces, they richly tell the story of each and every cancer patient. We are all stewards to chronicle the journey of these patients and ensure their data story to well documented, so that their experience can help others.
It clearly takes a very unique individual with an eye for detail, and a keen, highly honed skillset to perform this challenging, technical work. Cancer registrars create the "data mosaic" for all cancer patients, in documenting their story. Thereby every cancer registrar "storyteller" carries a responsibility to ensure the "story" is accurately and comprehensively captured. The work you do every day is so unique, valued and critical to the cancer surveillance community and is consistent with NAACCR's vision statement, "working together to make every cancer count."
We thank you, we honor you and we depend on you to continue writing the cancer patients' story, so that ultimately the data you collect nurtures cancer research and ultimately benefits all cancer patients!
Congratulations and enjoy celebrating National Cancer Registrars Week!
Winny Roshala, BA, CTR
Director, CRGC Data Quality Control and
Facility Reporting Compliance Officer
Phone Number: (916) 779-0313
Office location for CRGC is 1750 Howe Avenue, Suite 550, Sacramento, CA 95825