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Demystifying the Cancer Registry

Author: Gress, Donna M

Source: AHIMA Convention

Publication Date: October 05, 2009

Session Outline: Many of the skills and tasks in the Cancer Registry are similar to those in Health Information Management. The two departments interact regularly, and many times the CR reports to HIM. Demystify the CR by explaining the purpose, functions, and roles they play in the facility a....

SEER's Training Web Site


Source: External web site

Publication Date: January 01, 2004

Web-based training modules for cancer registration and surveillance. When complete, will comprise 12 training modules, each covering a particular cancer registration training subject. The site is under continual development.

Handling Cancer Registry Requests for Information


Source: In Confidence (newsletter)

Publication Date: May 02, 2003

Question: Does HIPAA say anything about primary care physicians giving information to cancer registries if requested for follow up?
Answer: Cancer registries collect data on patients treated for cancer and often follow patients for a long period of time. Registry information may be used t....

Managing Clinical Data: A Cancer Registries Update

Author: Watkins, Sue

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1997

The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1.38 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed, and about 560,000 Americans will die of cancer, in 1997.1 These estimates do not include carcinoma in situ or basal and squamous cell skin cancer. To monitor trends in cancer i....