NCRA actively supports the cancer registry industry at the national level by identifying public policy opportunities that will support the work of registrars and by developing and implementing strategies that directly influence public policy. NCRA also serves as the cancer registrar’s voice at meetings with standard setters, national organizations, and federal agencies and seeks to promote the profession through its public relations and marketing efforts.
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.