Cancer Registry Management

December 15, 2021
27 - 40
January 10, 2022
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What is Cancer Registry Management?

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.

University of Cincinnati’s Cancer Registry Management Program

The University of Cincinnati’s online Cancer Registry Management program is one of very few NCRA-accredited cancer registrar certifications offered 100% online.

In addition, UC online students who are studying to become a cancer registrar will learn, and 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.

UC students also benefit from our Professional Technical Certification Exam Reimbursement Program, which awards eligible students full or partial reimbursement for various technical certification exam fees (including CTR® )!*

The following courses are required to sit for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) exam:
  • Medical Terminology (HCMT1001)
  • Anatomy & Physiology (BIOL1015)
  • Human Disease (ALH1015C)
  • Pharmacology (HCMT2000)
  • Healthcare Applications (HCMT2015C)

*contact your Enrollment Services Advisor for more information including qualifying criteria.

Program Overview

  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Fully accredited by NCRA
  • Six start dates to choose from
  • Flexible scheduling options
  • Faculty members are leading industry experts
  • Low faculty-to-student ratio and high levels of personal interaction

UC Online Cancer Registry Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
  • One of very few NCRA-accredited programs offered 100% online
  • Access to industry-leading software, including CRStar, used in over 300 hospital oncology programs.
  • UC has developed an expansive healthcare network for students seeking internships throughout the U.S.
  • Six start dates to choose from with low faculty-to-student ratio and high levels of personal interaction
  • Faculty members are leading industry experts
  • Technical Certification Exam Reimbursement: this program awards eligible students full or partial reimbursement for various technical certification exam fees (including CTR® )!*

*contact your Enrollment Services Advisor for more information including qualifying criteria

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Accreditation and Rankings

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:

  • CTR Credential – NCRA accreditation ensures students who successfully earn their cancer registrar certificate have fulfilled the eligibility requirements to take the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) exam.
  • Quality – NCRA accreditation indicates the CRM program meets the educational standards set by the national association that represents over 5,000 cancer registry professionals.
  • Resources – NCRA provides valuable resources and support including access to NCRA’s job bank to help students identify clinical placements to complete practicum hours.

Is a Certificate in Cancer Registry Management Right for Me?

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 Options

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.

Program Outcomes

  • Accurate abstraction of valuable information for uniform data collection.
  • Manage local, state, and/or national level cancer registry programs.
  • Assist healthcare professionals in gathering, organizing, and analyzing cancer-related research.
  • Gather, organize, and provide information to improve cancer prevention efforts.

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One of the very few NCRA-Accredited programs offered online in the U.S.

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