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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.

Cancer Registry World™

The only podcast dedicated to Cancer Registrars!

Join Dr. Frederick L. (Rick) Greene each month as he hosts Cancer Registry World™, a podcast series,that focuses on the role of cancer registrars and cancer registries in the universal treatment of malignancy.

Each segment features cancer registrars, clinicians, organizations, administrators, researchers, and representatives of all healthcare groups who contribute to and benefit from data that are derived from cancer registries.

Cancer Registry World™ episodes are also available wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, including ApplePodcasts, Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn.

Episode 27: A Conversation with Melissa Pearson, ODS-C, NC State Cancer Registry

June 4, 2024
This segment of Cancer Registry World features Melissa Pearson, ODS-C and Manager of Evaluation and Quality at the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry. She discusses the unique role that state cancer registries play in oncology data collection and assessment of the epidemiology of cancer. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 26: A Conversation with Mary Maul, Education Manager, NCRA

May 7, 2024
In this segment of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Mary Maul, Education Manager for the National Cancer Registrars Association. The discussion focuses on the vast array of educational offerings sponsored by NCRA, the future of in-person meetings in the era of virtual educational opportunities and methodology to assess the quality of educational programming. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 25: A Conversation with Linda Corrigan, Manager, Cancer Registry & Accreditation at Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Adam Ebbin, Public Policy and Strategy Consultant with NCRA

April 2, 2024
This edition of Cancer Registry World features guests Linda Corrigan, MHE, RHIT, ODS-C, Manager of Cancer Registry & Accreditation at Baltimore Washington Medical Center and Adam Ebbin, Public Policy and Strategy Consultant with NCRA. Join them as they delve into the arena of legislation and advocacy as these topics relate to important issues for cancer registries and Oncology Data Specialists. The Counting Veterans Cancer Act, discussed in this segment, was signed into law on March 9, 2024. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 24: A Conversation with Michael Serwint, MD, ODS-C, Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

March 5, 2024
This edition of Cancer Registry World features guest Michael Serwint, MD, ODS-C at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Serwint brings a unique and fascinating perspective to his cancer registry experience as a former practicing medical oncologist who eventually became a Certified Oncology Data Specialist. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 23: A Conversation with Sara Morel, AAS, BS, ODS-C, Lead Oncology Data Specialist, MyMichigan Health

February 6, 2024
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, Sara Morel, AAS, BS, ODS and Lead Oncology Data Specialist for MyMichigan Health in Midland, MI, discusses her emotional connection to cancer care which led to her success in the cancer registry. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 22: A Conversation with Elliot Asare, MD FACS, Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine

January 4, 2024
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, Dr. Elliot Asare, MD FACS, discusses the role of cancer registry data in developing staging strategies for the 9th Version of the AJCC TNM system. Dr. Asare is a surgical oncologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Attending Surgeon at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. In addition, Dr. Asare is the Chair of the AJCC Editorial Committee. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 21: A Conversation with Lisa Robinson, RHIA, ODS-C, Director of Clinical Data Registries for Advocate Health Care, Midwest Region

December 5, 2023
In this episode of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Lisa Robinson, RHIA, CTR, Director of Clinical Data Registries for Advocate Health Care, Midwest Region. Ms. Robinson discusses the importance of cancer registries in large multi-institutional healthcare systems as well as highlighting the technological advances that may impact registry operations. Enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 20: A Conversation with Thomas Brown, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Jennifer Jurivich, Senior Vice President Health Systems, of Syapse

November 8, 2023
This edition of Cancer Registry World features two leaders at Syapse - Thomas Brown, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer and Jennifer Jurivich, Senior Vice President Health Systems. They discuss the importance of data acquired from cancer registries which is used to inform decision making that allows hospitals and healthcare systems to optimize cancer treatments. Please enjoy listening and learning.
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Episode 19: A Conversation with Daniel Boffa, MD, Professor of Surgery, Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

October 3, 2023
This edition of Cancer Registry World features Daniel Boffa, MD, Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. In addition to his outstanding academic surgery career, Dr. Boffa is also a leader in the development of quality benchmarks for the Commission on Cancer and the American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 18: A Conversation with Jim Hofferkamp, BA, ODS-C, NAACCR Program Manager of Education

September 5, 2023
In this episode of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Jim Hofferkamp, BA, CTR, current Program Manager of Education for the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR). Mr. Hofferkamp is a national leader in CTR education and presents frequently at conferences and webinars throughout the United States. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 17: A Conversation with Denise Harrison, BS, ODS-C, Education Board Director for NCRA

August 1, 2023
In this episode of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Denise Harrison, BS, CTR, current Education Board Director for the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA). Ms. Harrison is a national leader in CTR education who frequently presents at conferences throughout the United States. Enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 16: A Conversation with Sharon Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN, Program Director of AONN+

July 4, 2023
In this episode of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Sharon Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN, the Program Director of the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) and the incoming Editor of the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship (JONS). Our discussion focuses on the role of the oncology nurse and patient navigator and provides valuable tips for navigation research utilizing the cancer registry. Enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 15: A Conversation with Kay Washington, MD PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Chair, Editorical Committee, AJCC

June 6, 2023
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Kay Washington, MD PhD, who discusses the importance of cancer registry data for the pathology community. As Chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer Editorial Committee, Dr. Washington will also describe the significance of registry data in the development of the TNM cancer staging strategies and especially the ongoing work to develop the 9th Version of the AJCC Cancer Staging System. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 14: A Conversation with Lori A. Swain, MS, Executive Director, National Cancer Registrars Association & NCRA Education Foundation

May 2, 2023
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Lori Swain, MS, Executive Director of the National Cancer Registrars Association and NCRA Education Foundation. Our discussion centers on the history and current leadership role of the NCRA and the future of the cancer registrar profession. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 13: A Conversation with Lori A. (Loria) Pollack, MD, MPH CAPT, US Public Health Service and Medical Director for the National Program of Cancer Registries in the CDC

April 4, 2023
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Lori A. (Loria) Pollack, MD, MPH CAPT, US Public Health Service and Medical Director for the National Program of Cancer Registries in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC). Dr. Pollack will discuss the important role of the CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) since inception 30 years ago and will review the importance of the NPCR for the future of cancer registries. Please enjoy listening and learning.
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Episode 12: A Conversation with Shirley Dalrymple, BS, ODS-C, RHIT, Coordinator of Quality Review, Cancer Data Services at the Levine Cancer Institute

March 7, 2023
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Shirley Dalrymple, BS, CTR, RHIT, Coordinator of Quality Review, Cancer Data Services at the Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC. Ms. Dalrymple will discuss the importance of quality review in the cancer registry and strategies for improving registry quality. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 11: A Conversation with Robert K. Brookland, MD, Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center

February 7, 2023
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Robert Brookland, MD, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Sandra and Malcolm Berman Cancer Institute at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson, MD. As the current Chair of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), Dr. Brookland discusses not only the importance of cancer registries for his own specialty but will explain the significance of the registry in the development of cancer staging strategies. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 10: A Conversation with Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, Medical Director, Markey Cancer Center

January 3, 2023
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, we welcome Timothy W. Mullett, MD, MBA, FACS, a thoracic surgeon and medical director at the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Center. As current Chair of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Dr. Mullett discusses the important role for cancer registrars and the benefits of cancer registries. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 9: A Conversation with Catherine Bieker, ODS-C, RHIT, BS-HCA, Director, Cancer Registry, Legacy Health

December 5, 2022
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, Catherine Bieker, CTR, RHIT, BS-HCA, Director of the Cancer Registry at Legacy SCL Health, now part of Intermountain Healthcare, discusses her journey to becoming a CTR and highlights the benefits of a CTR career. She also discusses the importance of internships for CTRs and the ways that she has supported this effort. Please enjoy listening and learning!
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Episode 8: A Conversation with Jon Patrick, PhD, CEO, Innovative Clinical Information Management Systems

November 4, 2022
The latest edition of Cancer Registry World features Professor Jon Patrick of Sydney, Australia. Professor Patrick is the past chair of Language Technology at the University of Sydney.
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Episode 7: A Conversation with Barbara Dearmon, BS, ODS-C Manager, Oncology Support Services and Cancer Registry Operations at Ascension St. Vincent’s Healthcare in Jacksonville, Florida

October 5, 2022
This edition of Cancer Registry World features Barbara Dearmon, BS, CTR, Manager, Oncology Support Services and Cancer Registry Operations at Ascension St. Vincent’s Healthcare in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Episode 6: A Conversation with Lejla Hadzikadic-Gusic, MD, Breast Surgeon at the Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute

September 22, 2022
The latest episode of the Cancer Registry World podcast features guest Lejla Hadzikadic-Gusic, MD, a breast surgeon at the Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute.
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Episode 5: A Conversation with William Laffey, MBA, Retired Cancer Administrator and Commission on Cancer (CoC) site visitor

August 2, 2022
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, William Laffey, a highly experienced cancer program administrator, discusses the role of administration in assuring that support for cancer registrars and cancer registry activities is paramount at all institutions caring for cancer patients.
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Episode 4: A Conversation with Rohit Nayak, Health Care Innovator & CEO of ERS, Inc

July 5, 2022
In this edition of Cancer Registry World, Rohit Nayak, Health Care Innovator & CEO of ERS, Inc. discusses his journey into the world of cancer registry software.
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Episode 3: A Conversation with Mellisa Wheeler, MHA, Director of Community Outreach at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute

June 7, 2022
In this segment, Mellisa Wheeler, MHA, Director of Community Outreach at the Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, North Carolina, discusses the role of cancer registry data.
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Episode 2: A Conversation with Lillie D. Shockney, RN, Co-Founder of the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators

May 3, 2022
In this segment, Lillie D. Shockney discusses her perspective on cancer registrars and cancer registries from her perspective as a co-founder of AONN+ and a national leader in nurse and patient navigation.
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Episode 1: My Registry Vision – From the President of the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)

April 6, 2022
In this segment, Karen Mason, RN, CTR, discusses her perspective on cancer registrars and cancer registries from her position as the current president of NCRA.
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