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 CTR 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:
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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