NCRA has initiated research to better understand demographics, recruitment opportunities, retention priorities, and workflow models for the cancer registry workforce. The research has been used by management and cancer registry departments to advocate for accurate staffing and salaries. NCRA has also sought to assist registrars in finding employment through its robust Job Bank that posts cancer registry positions from across the U.S.
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.