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Schneck Honors Sherry Dowling during National Cancer Registrars Week
April 02, 2018
Schneck Medical Center honors Sherry Dowling, CTR, cancer registrar, during National Cancer Registrars Week, April 9-13. Dowling is recognized for her role in the development of the cancer program at Schneck, and the implementation of the cancer registry in 1986. Through her efforts, the registry has grown from a paper-based system to today’s fully automated registry with a core electronic medical records database. Dowling is also an active member and past president of the Indiana Cancer Registrars Association.
 
National Cancer Registrars Week reflects cancer registrars’ role in compiling the critical information needed to support effective cancer treatment and research, with the ultimate goal of preventing cancer and finding a cure.
 
“Quality cancer data is central to the nation’s fight against cancer, and cancer registrars are the first link in capturing that data. National Cancer Registrars Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the central role registrars play in the research, treatment, and prevention of cancer,” noted National Cancer Registrars Association president Linda Corrigan, MHE, RHIT, CTR.
 
Cancer registrars are data information specialists that collect and code patient-level data for cancer registries. The registries provide essential information to healthcare providers and health officials to better monitor and improve cancer treatment, conduct research, and target cancer prevention and screening programs.
 
Cancer registrars work in a variety of cancer treatment and research settings and manage a wide range of demographic and medical data on those with cancer. The information is both submitted to, and utilized by, state and national cancer registries to enable cancer programs to accurately determine cancer patient populations, measure outcomes of treatment and survival, and formulate plans for improvement.

According to the National Cancer Registrars Association, cancer research would virtually be nonexistent without the Cancer Registrar. Quality cancer data is central to the nation’s cancer control efforts and cancer registrars are the first link by capturing data on patients diagnosed with cancer. This data often results in the publication of groundbreaking research.
 
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