Create the NCRA Institute for Medical Surveillance Workforce Research (IMSWR) to expand access to related workforce research and tools to enhance recruitment and retention
Understanding the importance of building and maintaining a skilled workforce, NCRA has initiated formal research to better understand demographics, recruitment opportunities, retention priorities, and workflow models of the cancer surveillance workforce. NCRA is aware that this research and the tools developed from the research have been impactful in the workplace for advocacy and for facility-related policy decisions. In order to provide a centralized location for all NCRA workforce research and tools, along with other medical registries workforce research and resources, NCRA formed the Institute for Medical Surveillance Workforce Research (IMSWR).
IMSWR’s mission will be to serve as the central repository for all existing and new research related to the medical surveillance workforce and to promote access and use of that research to impact recruitment and retention.
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.