National Cancer Registrars Week

Cancer registrars throughout the world will join their colleagues, fellow medical professionals, and community leaders to observe the 24th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 6-10, 2020. The purpose of National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW) is to emphasize the important role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that informs cancer research, prevention, and treatment programs. The theme for 2020 is Cancer Registrars: 2020 Vision for the Future.

A special NCRW packet will be mailed in March to all NCRA members. It will contain the NCRW 2020 poster, press release, and a special gift to commemorate the week. 

Ways to Celebrate NCRW 2020 Virtually!

COVID-19 is requiring many NCRW celebrations to be virtual. Some ideas are noted below.  Make sure to join the NCRA Member Facebook Group page. Most of NCRA’s events for the week will be launched via the Member Facebook Group page. It is a great way to communicate with members, post questions, and stay up to date. Note: It is a members-only group page, so NCRA confirms membership status before "accepting" friend requests. There are Social Media Guidelines, so please read before posting.

Ideas on How to Celebrate NCRW 2020 Virtually!

  • Go old school and mail your favorite cancer registrar or colleague a card acknowledging their work and thanking them for all they do. We know delivering flowers is not an option for many, so consider mailing a packet of flower seeds!
  • Plan a virtual meeting with your staff to celebrate NCRW. Make sure to post a screen shot on the NCRA Member Facebook Group page.
  • Download the Facebook Picture Frame and the e-mail signature graphic to show your spirit throughout the week. Links to these graphics are below.
  • Make sure to use the hashtag #NCRW2020 when you post.  

Consider these Social Media Posts for the Week of April 6

Using the Facebook Picture Frame, post the following to your personal Facebook page:

  • Do you ever wonder how cancer statistics are collected? How we know the most common cancers in the U.S. by race, age, or sex? Or what types of cancers are increasing or decreasing? It is because I and my fellow cancer registrars go to work every day! Join us in celebrating National Cancer Registrars Week! Learn how the work of cancer registrars informs cancer research, treatment, and prevention programs. Go to:

Using any of the NCRW graphics below, post the following to your personal Twitter or Instagram!

  • Wonder how we know the most common cancers in the U.S. by race, age, or sex? It is because I and my fellow cancer registrars go to work! Join us in celebrating National Cancer Registrars Week! Learn more about how the work of cancer registrars informs public health at #NCRW2020

NCRA Planned Activities for NCRW 2020

NCRA will launch contests the week of April 6 via the NCRA Member Facebook Group page. Prizes will be awarded, so look out for the NCRA staff postings and be at the ready to celebrate!

Monday, April 6: Cancer Registration History Quiz
Tuesday, April 7: CTRs Got Talent
Wednesday April 8: NCRW Spirit Contest
Thursday, April 9: Special NCRW Sale!

1. NCRW 2020 Logo – NCRW-2020-FB-Profile-Frame
2. NCRW 2020 Logo – NCRW-2020-Graphic-Square-190x190
3. NCRW 2020 Logo – NCRW-2020-ePostcard-1200x500
4. NCRW 2020 Logo – NCRW-2020-eSignature-400x167
5. NCRW 2020 Logo – NCRW-2020-Graphic-600x250
6. NCRW 2020 Logo – NCRW-2020-Letterhead-768x185

If you need an EPS (i.e. vector) file to create a banner, please e-mail Peggy Meehan at 

  • NCRW E-mail Signature: Use the graphic above and this text to create an NCRW 2020 e-mail signature. 

Cancer Registrars: 2020 Vision for the Future
National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW)
April 6-10, 2020
NCRW: Celebrating the role cancer registrars play in improving cancer treatment and prevention programs.

  • NCRW Facebook Profile Frame: Use the Facebook Profile Frame to showcase the week on Social Media. 
  • NCRW e-Postcard: Use the e-Postcard graphic above to send an e-mail blast to colleagues and administrators the week of April 6. 
  • NCRA Products: Visit NCRA’s Store ( to order NCRA gifts and products.
  • 2020 NCRW Online Survey: The NCRW Committee seeks member feedback in order to improve current celebratory NCRW efforts. After the event, please complete the online survey.

Let us know how you are celebrating the week. E-mail Peggy Meehan and keep NCRA informed of your NCRW activities and events. 

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. 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 NCRW Themes

2019: Cancer Registrars: Capturing the Picture of Cancer

2018: Cancer Registrars: Hidden Jewels of Cancer Care

2017: Cancer Registrars: Putting the Pieces Together

2016: Cancer Registrars: The Heart of Improving Cancer Care

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 Cancer 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