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Episode 23: A Conversation with Sara Morel, AAS, BS, ODS, 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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The 2024 Healthcare Analytics Summit (HAS 24)

January 25, 2024
In its tenth year, HAS 24 is the premier event showcasing data and analytics’ critical role in tackling some of healthcare’s greatest challenges. Join healthcare’s do-ers, hard workers, believers, game-changers, and impact-makers in Salt Lake City to leverage our collective expertise and experience to Imagine, Innovate, and Impact healthcare.
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What You Need to Know: Call for Data & v24 Changes

January 25, 2024
Save the date for our upcoming webinar: What You Need to Know: Call for Data & v24 Changes scheduled for February 2024.
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Join us for "Unlocking the Power of NLP in Pathology Casefinding" webinar

January 12, 2024
Join us for our "Unlocking the Power of NLP in Pathology Casefinding" webinar on January 23rd, We hope to see you there!
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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, CTR, 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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Health Catalyst Acquires ERS

November 2, 2023
Health Catalyst Acquires ERS, Bolsters Managed Services Offering with Data Abstraction and Oncology Registry Management Capabilities
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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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ERS to attend upcoming state meetings

September 18, 2023
ERS will be attending the following in-person events. Please be sure to stop by to learn what's new with ERS and CRStar.
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Excel for Beginners: Cancer Registry Analytics

September 15, 2023
Save the date for our upcoming webinar: Excel for Beginners: Cancer Registry Analytics scheduled for September 2023.
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Episode 18: A Conversation with Jim Hofferkamp, BA, CTR, 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, CTR, 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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Meet our partners at NCRA 2023

May 4, 2023
ERS has collaborated with best-in-class partners who share our vision and provide innovations ranging from NLP solutions to patient navigation, real-world evidence, and multi-disciplinary care platforms.
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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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ERS is a Gold Sponsor for the 2023 NCRA Educational Convention in San Diego, CA

April 21, 2023
ERS is participating in the 2023 NCRA Education Convention in San Diego, CA as a Gold Sponsor. Our team is excited to be on-site to share how CRStar, our cancer registry management solution, can provide cancer programs with a valuable foundation of data and insights that provide for the best cancer care for every patient.
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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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ERS Celebrates National Cancer Registrars Week 2023

April 3, 2023
The staff at ERS wishes the CTR community a very happy National Cancer Registrars Week, April 3-7, 2023.
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Episode 12: A Conversation with Shirley Dalrymple, BS, CTR, 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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Dr. Frederick L. Greene to present at ACE 2023

January 18, 2023
Frederick L. Greene, MD FACS, Chief Medical Officer for ERS, will present a session at the upcoming Association of Cancer Executives 2023 Annual Meeting. He will be speaking on the topic A Financial Toxicity Cancer Conference: Creation and Outcomes.
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2023 Call for Data Webinar

January 10, 2023
Save the date for our upcoming webinar: 2023 Call for Data scheduled for February 7, 2023 and February 9, 2023. Presented by Amy Arnold, Manager, Strategic Services for ERS, this educational webinar will familiarize the attendee with the 2023 Commission on Cancer Call for Data guidelines, best practices for preparing for the Call for Data, […]
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Celebrate the CTR Essay Contest

January 6, 2023
Aligning with ERS’s overall mission, join us as we Celebrate the CTR and help advance cancer registry professionals through education as well as promote their professional development. With this mission in mind, ERS announces an essay contest with the theme “What Being a CTR Means to Me.” Share with us how being a CTR has […]
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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, CTR, 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, CTR 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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Nursenav Partnership

September 22, 2022
ERS is pleased to announce their partnership with Nursenav, a market leader for oncology navigation software, and the integration of their flagship software solutions, CRStar and CONNECT. This integration leverages cancer registry workflows and data collection to support services provided by oncology navigation. The CRStar and CONNECT integration optimizes the central role of the cancer […]
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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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Productivity: Unraveling the Mystery!

September 20, 2022
Save the date for our upcoming webinar: Productivity: Unraveling the Mystery! scheduled for November 2022. Presented by Amy Arnold, Manager, Strategic Services for ERS, this educational webinar will discuss how to establish registry benchmarks productivity, how to track productivity, and discuss best practices for assisting staff struggling to meet productivity. Additional details coming soon!
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