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Summer 2013

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Hello OCRA members! I would like to thank you very much for the opportunity as OCRA President, to attend the 2013 NCRA Conference in San Francisco. Approximately 1,200 registry personnel from across the nation attended this year. At last count, 23 Oregonians also attended! So, I would say Oregon was well represented. Claudia and I also attended the 2 day pre-conference SEER Advanced Topics for Registry Professionals. We will be sharing the information we attained through this newsletter, blast emails, and we will both be giving presentations at the OSCaR/OCRA Fall Workshop. So stay tuned! Read More

Spring 2013

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Wow, I can’t believe it is time for another newsletter; Spring is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for sunshine and more daylight hours! Just on the horizon is National Cancer Registrars Week, April 8-12, 2013. The proclamation has been sent to the governor’s office to declare that time period as Cancer Registrar’s week. Cancer Registrars are healthcare professionals that participate in the “war on cancer” by being advocates for this nation’s cancer patient population displayed through your expertise and diligence in cancer data collection. Cancer Registrars ensure the timely, accurate, and complete collection of quality cancer data. This data is fundamental to the nation’s cancer prevention and treatment efforts. Thank you for your excellence and the vital role you play in cancer epidemiology. Now is the time to brag about yourself and your profession! Read More

Winter 2012

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Holiday greetings registrars,

As the incoming President for 2013 I want to start by saying, “Thank you” to all who have served on the Executive committee prior to me. Prior Executive committee members have written up procedures and duties for each position and 2012 involvement allowed me to listen and learn about what goes on behind the scenes in OCRA. I have some big shoes to fill. Active involvement is key in keeping this organization useful and successful. Read More

Fall 2012

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As a reminder for anyone who is planning on taking the exam in the future there are scholarships available to help either defray the cost of the exam itself or to provide funding for educational tools. View the pdf below for more information.
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Summer 2012

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Dear Fellow Registrars,
Here we are halfway through with 2012 and I hope everybody had a wonderful spring. For those of you who wrote and passed the CTR examination last March, I wish to convey my sincere Congratulations and for the prospective candidate for the fall examination, I wish you Good Luck! Read More