Cancer registrars throughout the world will join their colleagues, fellow medical professionals, and community leaders to observe the 24th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6-10, 2020. The purpose of NCRW is to emphasize the important role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention, and treatment programs. The theme for 2020 is “2020: Vision for the Future.” A special NCRW packet will be mailed in February to all NCRA members. It will contain the NCRW 2020 poster, press release, and a special gift to commemorate the week.
NCRW was established as an annual celebration to promote the work of cancer registry professionals. Founded by National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), NCRW is officially celebrated the second full week in April. Cancer registrars mark National Cancer Registrars Week to promote how the cancer data they collect provide 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. Supervisors of cancer registry professionals take this opportunity to organize staff recognition events and properly acknowledge their staff's important role.
2019: Cancer Registrars: Capturing the Picture of Cancer
2018: Cancer Registrars: Hidden Jewels of Cancer Care
2017: Cancer Registrars: Putting the Pieces Together
2016: Cancer Registrars: The Heart of Improving Cancer Care
2015: Cancer Registrars: The Lighthouse in a Storm of Change
2014: Cancer Registrars: Steadfast in an Evolving Environment
2013: Cancer Registrars: Cornerstones of Care
2012: Cancer Registrars: Partners in Progress
2011: Cancer Registrars Pave the Way to a Cure
2010: Cancer Registrars are Recording Artists
2009: Cancer Registrars...Rock Solid
2008: Cancer Registrars: More than Just Statistics
2007 Cancer Registrars: The Core of Your Cancer Program
2006: Cancer Registrars...Advocates in Action
2005: Working Today for a Healthier Tomorrow
2004: Cancer Registrars Seize the Day as experts of cancer data management for a cure!
2003: Cancer Registrars Working Together Toward a World Free of Cancer
2002: Cancer Registrars Bridge the Information Gap
2001: A Hundred Years from now...I was a Cancer Registrar!
2000: Power through Research - Cancer Registrars Celebrating the New Millennium
1999: 25th Anniversary of NCRA – Commitment Dedication and Education toward Cancer Prevention and Control
1998: Cancer Registrars Focus on the Goal: Cancer Control and Prevention
1997: Cancer Registrars Hold the Key
Cancer registrars are 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 treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs. Learn more about how to become a cancer registrar and how cancer registry data is used to improve public health.