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 ERS - including the industry's first podcast focused on Cancer Registry.

Clinical Corner

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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Clinical Corner - February 2024

February 13, 2024
Cancer deaths in the United States are falling, with four million deaths prevented since 1991, according to the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) annual report published in January 2024. At the same time, the society reported that the number of new cancer cases had ticked up to more than two million in 2023, from 1.9 million […]
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Clinical Corner - January 2024

January 9, 2024
Often in this column, I discuss updates relating to specific malignancies that are collected in our cancer registries. Interventions that are frequently not codified are specific integrative medical strategies that are employed along with surgical, radiation and chemotherapy treatments. Along with these conventional approaches, music may be an effective therapeutic tool during cancer treatment to […]
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Clinical Corner - December 2023

December 12, 2023
A recent report using the North Carolina State Registry has highlighted that North Carolina’s urban counties may have higher overall incidences of breast cancer than its rural counties, especially at early stages at diagnosis. In this study, the investigators used North Carolina Central Cancer Registry data to analyze the breast cancer incidence rates in individuals […]
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