Mentoring Program is designed to assist students and cancer registrars in earning the CTR credential and to help current CTRs advance their careers. NCRA’s Mentoring Committee seeks to match mentors with the most appropriate mentee based on shared backgrounds, interests, and career goals. Mentors must be NCRA members in good standing and have held the CTR credential for at least two years. In your role as a mentor, your volunteer time may be spent assisting prospective CTRs and/or helping your CTR colleagues attain their professional goals. By sharing the wisdom and knowledge gained during your professional career, you will be an inspiration to others. Mentors may earn CEs for mentoring. More details can be found in the FAQs below. Questions? Contact Mary Maul, NCRA’s Manager of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-299- 6640 Ext. 314.
Students who are completing NCRA-accredited programs offering associate’s degrees and certificates in Cancer Registry Management (CRM) or Cancer Information Management (CIM) need to complete 160-hour clinical practicums. If you work at a facility that can help these students meet that requirement, please complete the Clinical Site Form.
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.