Burlington County College to highlight Cancer Registry Management Program
Apr 06, 2015 11:38AM ● Published by Community News Service
Burlington County College’s Cancer Registry Management Program will hold an information session on Tuesday, April 7 in celebration of National Cancer Registrars Week, which brings attention to the important role cancer registrars serve in cancer research, prevention and treatment.
Prospective students will have the opportunity to learn more about the cancer registry profession and BCC’s cancer registry management associate degree and certificate programs at the free information session, scheduled for 4 p.m. in room 313 of the Lewis M. Parker Center, located on the college’s Pemberton campus.
Cancer registrars are data management experts who report cancer statistics for various healthcare agencies. Cancer registrars are responsible for cancer data analysis, collection and monitoring and help to ensure compliance of reporting standards. Their work impacts evidenced-base medicine and other cancer control efforts.
Burlington County College currently offers an associate of applied science and a certificate in cancer registry management. The programs prepare students for the National Cancer Registrar Association’s Certified Tumor Registrar exam.
BCC has also created a convenient path for working professionals, who are current certified tumor registrars, to earn an associate degree in cancer registry management. In addition, working professional can complete the certificate program online and their clinical requirements from anywhere in the country.
For more information about BCC’s Cancer Registry Management programs, see www.bcc.edu/hit or call 609-894-9311, ext. 1711.
National Cancer Registrars Week runs from Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10. For more information, see www.ncra-usa.org.