Honoring Cancer Registrars and Cancer Registry Professionals


2016 National Cancer Registrars Week
Cancer Registrars: The Heart of Improving Cancer Care
April 11-15, 2016


Details on ways to celebrate will be posted in late winter 2015.


NCRW 2017 Theme Contest: Submission Guidelines


It is time to choose the theme for NCRW 2017! We invite you to submit a theme that you feel illustrates the important contributions cancer registrars make through their work. Describe the theme in 100 words or less.

  •          Submit NCRW 2017 theme ideas by January 14, 2016.
  •          Submit as many themes as you would like.
  •          Include your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number with each entry.
  •          The theme winner will receive a FREE NCRA membership for the following year.
  •          Entries will become the property of NCRA and not returned.

Submit entries to pmeehan@ncra-usa.org and specify “NCRW 2017 Theme Submission” in the subject line.


What is National Cancer Registrar Week (NCRW)?

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; however, by the nature of their work, cancer registrars should be celebrated year-round for their incredible dedication toward quality cancer data management.

Recognition of NCRW

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.

Past Themes

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 Caner 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