CMO Speak

Dr. Frederick Greene, our Chief Medical Officer has leveraged his extensive surgical experience and his ongoing editorial experiences with the AJCC and CoC to drive several initiatives for CRStar - including the industry's first podcast focused on Cancer Registry.

Clinical Corner

Clinical Corner - July 2024

July 1, 2024
The Importance of Second Cancers The importance of “sequence” and documentation of subsequent cancer continues to be an important aspect of cancer registry abstraction. A study from researchers at the University of Cambridge in England highlights this issue and reports that patients with breast cancer are more likely to develop a second cancer in their […]
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Clinical Corner - June 2024

June 1, 2024
Pregnancy After BRCA-Associated Breast Cancer Among women carrying germline BRCA pathogenic variants, is pregnancy after breast cancer associated with adverse maternal or fetal outcomes? Young women with breast cancer who have germline pathogenic variants in BRCA1 or BRCA2 face unique challenges regarding fertility. Previous studies demonstrating the feasibility and safety of pregnancy in breast cancer survivors included limited data regarding BRCA carriers. An […]
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Clinical Corner - May 2024

May 1, 2024
Proton Therapy and the Cancer Registry Soon, we will be opening a Proton Therapy Treatment Center at my cancer institute. Rather than using a conventional photon beam, the proton treatment has gained favor in its ability to be extremely focused on a specific tumor, while protecting surrounding non-cancerous tissue from radiation injury. Since the first […]
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Clinical Corner - April 2024

April 9, 2024
The coding of specific operative approaches to cancer is extremely important in assessing outcomes after diverse operative approaches for the same cancer site. This is certainly true for the management of colon cancer. Although both robotic and laparoscopic surgical approaches are considered minimally invasive and use small incisions and a camera to view the procedure, […]
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Clinical Corner - March 2024

March 12, 2024
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) recently released a publicly available calculator for people newly diagnosed with oral cancer. This represents the first cancer survival calculator that provides personalized estimates of the likelihood of surviving or dying from oral cancer or other causes. An analysis evaluating the new calculator revealed that people with oral cancer are […]
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