Registry Resources

In addition to online learning opportunities, NCRA offers a variety of resources that include publications and articles, and information pertaining to cancer registry operations. NCRA strives to deliver valuable information to enhance the registrar's knowledge and provide programs to help them to succeed in their profession. The Registry Resources section of the Center for Cancer Registry Education includes materials to assist registrars in their daily work. These items are complimentary and are designed to provide guidance on a variety of topics.

Informational Abstracts

The abstract is the basis of all registry functions. It is a tool used to help accurately determine stage and to aid cancer research; therefore, the abstract must be complete, containing all the information needed to provide a concise analysis of the patient’s disease from diagnosis to treatment. To assist registrars in preparing abstracts, NCRA’s Education Committee has created a series of informational abstracts and a presentation titled Using the Informational Abstracts in Your Registry that shows registrars how to use these important resources. These site-specific abstracts provide an outline to follow when determining what text to include.

The following sites are included: benign brain, bladder, breast, cervix, colon, endometrial, kidney, larynx, lung, lymphoma, malignant brain, melanoma, ovarian, pancreas, prostate, renal pelvis, testis, and thyroid. Updated 2022.



NCRA Education Foundation’s Telecommute Tool-kit

Do you have questions about whether telecommuting is right for you? Does your facility have a formal Telecommute Program? If not, would you like to see one implemented? NCRA’s Education Foundation has developed a tool-kit to help. Learn what it takes to develop a Telecommute Program and what makes a good telecommute worker. Understand administrators’ reservations and how to overcome them. Get the answers in the NCRA’s Education Foundation Telecommute Tool-Kit.