The Literary Award honors an NCRA member who has made a significant contribution to the body of cancer registry knowledge through the preparation of outstanding published material. The award was established to stimulate the professional growth of NCRA members by recognizing the importance of their published contributions to professional knowledge related to cancer registry information use and management.


Candidates must be an active NCRA member with the ODS credential. Candidates must have authored, co-authored, edited, or co-edited materials that are published as stand-alone books/ chapters or articles in recognized professional journals or association publications. Contributions can include:

  • Journal articles (NCRA and/or other)
  • Professional newsletters (NCRA and/or other)
  • Book(s)
  • Book chapter(s)
  • Published reports
  • Monograph(s)
  • Instructional guide(s)