NCRA offers several publications to assist candidates with preparing for and taking the ODS Exam. The NCRA Study Guide for the CTR Exam, 2023 Edition is a great resource to use in conjunction with the Cancer Registry Management: Principles and Practices for Hospitals and Central Registries, Fourth Edition. For all exam resources, visit the ODS Exam website.
Special Note:NCRA has changed the name of its credential. Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) is the new name for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential. Please note that any reference to the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential should be understood to be the Oncology Data Specialist (ODS) credential. For more information regarding the name change see theODS Name Change.
Cancer Registry Management: Principles and Practices for Hospitals and Central Registries (Fourth Edition)
NCRA's Cancer Registry Management Principles and Practice for Hospitals and Central Registries is the premier textbook and desk reference for the cancer registry profession. It has been revised by a volunteer team of cancer registry professionals who represent various organizations and entities from the cancer surveillance community in North America in a new, definitive update.