The Outstanding New Professional Award honors new NCRA members who have made a significant contribution to the cancer registry profession. The award was established to stimulate the professional growth of new registrars by recognizing early in their career the importance of their contributions.
Candidates must be an active NCRA member with the CTR credential. (The nomination must be made within four years of the initial date of earning the CTR credential.) Significant contributions must be made in the following areas:
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.
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