National Cancer Registrars Week

Cancer registrars throughout the world will join their colleagues, fellow medical professionals, and community leaders to observe the 25th annual National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW), April 5-9, 2021. The purpose of 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 2021 is Cancer Registrars: The Driving Force of Cancer Data. A special NCRW packet will be mailed in February to all NCRA members. It will contain the NCRW 2021 poster, press release, and a special gift to commemorate the week. 

In the meantime, please start planning your celebrations:

1. NCRW 2021 Facebook Profile Frame 
2. NCRW 2021 Letterhead (768 x 185 pixels)
3. NCRW 2021 e-Signature (400 x 167 pixels) 
4. NCRW 2021 e-Postcard (1200 x 500 pixels) 
5. NCRW 2021 General Graphic (600 x 250 pixels) 
6. NCRW 2021 Small Graphic (180 x 180 pixels) 

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 2021 e-mail signature. 

Cancer Registrars: The Driving Force of Cancer Data 
National Cancer Registrars Week (NCRW)
April 5-9, 2021
NCRW: Celebrating the role cancer registrars play in improving cancer treatment and prevention programs.

  • NCRW e-Postcard: Use the e-Postcard graphic above to send an e-mail blast to colleagues and administrators the week of April 5.
  • NCRA Products: Visit NCRA’s Store to order NCRA gifts and products.

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

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. 

Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships During NCRW
NCRA's Advocacy work for National Cancer Registrars Week has included sending a welcome letter to all new members of Congress. In this collaborative letter with NAACCR, NCRA highlights NCRW and explains the work of cancer registrars, the importance of cancer registries, and provides information on COVID-19’s impact on those with cancer. Read the letter here.

NCRA was proud to receive a proclamation from our home state of Virginia's Governor, Dr. Ralph Northam, in honor of our profession and NCRW. Read the proclamation here.

The Florida Cancer Registrars Association was proud to receive a proclamation their state's Governor, Ron DeSantis, in honor of the cancer registrars profession and NCRW. Read the proclamation here.

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 NCRW Themes

2020: Cancer Registrars: 2020 Vision for the future

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