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April Cancer Registry Corner

April 2, 2024

Happy National Cancer Registrar Week, April 8-12, 2024, from our registry to yours! We are cancer registrars. Do you ever wonder how cancer statistics are collected? How do doctors determine what cancer treatments are the most effective? Or how public health officials learn where clusters of cancer diagnoses are located? The work that we do … Read more

March Report – Cancer Registry Corner

March 5, 2024

Oncology Data Specialists (ODS) are, as stated by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA): “… data information specialists that capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. The curated data provides essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer … Read more

From the Telehealth Director, January 2024

January 5, 2024

  Dear UNC Lineberger Cancer Network Friend,     I hope you were able to spend some relaxing time with family and friends during the holidays. I want to wish you the very best for the year ahead from the entire UNC Lineberger Cancer Network team.   The bird in the photo is a pileated woodpecker. It … Read more

Tips for Surviving the Winter

January 5, 2024

Caring for our mental health and well-being over the winter months can be hard—it gets dark early in the afternoon, the holidays can be an extremely stressful time, and on top of all of that, it seems like the sun and its warmth disappear for almost three months. Here at UNC Lineberger Cancer Network, we … Read more

January Cancer Registry Corner

January 5, 2024

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce a name change to the CTR credential. The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) has changed the name of its credential. Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) is the new name for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential. The updated credential name better aligns with the evolving scope of … Read more