Cancer registrars are data information specialists who record and capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the US. This data provides essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs.
UC’s Cancer Registry Management program is one of very few NCRA-accredited certifications offered 100% online. In addition, UC online students who are studying to become a cancer registrar will have full access to CRStar, the industry’s leading software used in over 300 hospital oncology programs. Cancer Registry students seeking internships will also have access to UC’s national healthcare network.
*contact your Enrollment Services Advisor for more information including qualifying criteria.
*In August 2023, the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) and its Council on Certification announced the
updated credential name of the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) to Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) to more accurately reflect the evolving scope of practice of cancer registrars. The use of the new credential begins January 1, 2024. For more information, visit https://www.ncra-usa.org/ODS-Credential/ODSNameChange.
UC Online’s Cancer Registry Management Certificate program is fully accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).
The benefits of attending an NCRA-accredited Program include:
Do you have a desire to make a real difference and improve patient care by providing vital information to healthcare providers regarding patients undergoing cancer treatment? If so, then UC’s online cancer registrar certificate program is the perfect choice for you.
Cancer registrars work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, central or state cancer registries, accrediting organizations, government agencies, software vendors, pharmaceutical companies, insurance agencies, and more. Working remotely is also a growing trend for cancer registrars, and many registrars work for outsourcing companies hired by hospitals across the country – with some registrars working for hospitals in numerous states.
Career opportunities are plentiful for students graduating with a Cancer Registry Management Certificate. Demand for technical healthcare services is rapidly increasing as the population ages (requiring more tests, procedures, etc.).
Many cancer registrars say they chose the career because of their desire to help others and to do something that would truly make a difference in healthcare. Cancer registrars help improve the quality of life for cancer patients around the globe. Their contributions are essential for accurate diagnoses which is the only way to ensure patients are receiving the best treatment possible.
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Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
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