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April 30, 2013
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NCRA Launches New Center for Cancer Registry Education
The National Cancer Registry Association’s (NCRA) new Center for Cancer Registry Education ( provides easy access to high-quality educational programming to support both seasoned professionals and those who are new to the cancer registry field. The website offers a variety of products and services, allowing registrars to tailor their training and manage continuing education (CE) credits. Visitors to the site can take a complimentary Learning Module to earn a CE credit! Members use their NCRA website log-in and password! If you have any questions, please call 703-299-6640, ext. 317 or e-mail

Live Webinar! Strategic Abstracting: Breast at 2:00 pm (ET) on May 15
NCRA will host the final one-hour webinar in its three-part series on Strategic Abstracting. The May 15 webinar will focus on the breast and will be presented by SuAnn McFadden, CTR. She will address the complex relationships among editing, coding rules, site-specific coding, and clinical workups in the abstracting process. Attendees will learn to distinguish sentinel nodes from regular regional nodes when not specifically named or stated as well as more about the circumstances under which different sizes mentioned in a pathology report together to code a tumor size, and clarify multiple primary rules for coding breast primary. Visit to learn more.

NCRA’s Annual Educational Conference, May 30–June 2, in San Francisco
More than 1,200 cancer registrars will convene at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel (CA) on May 31 to kick-off NCRA’s three-day annual educational conference. It will be the largest gathering of cancer registrars in the world. Cancer registrars—like many health information professionals—confront a rapidly changing work environment. Advancements and medical breakthroughs make it a challenge to keep current. NCRA’s annual conference is designed to provide access to high-quality training on critical industry topics. To learn more and to register, visit


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