New - Certified Tumor Registrar Education Program
WCRS is pleased to announce the Cancer Information Management education program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, which will provide specialized training for Certified Tumor Registrar certification. Please visit the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College website (exit DHS) for details about the new Cancer Information Management program starting in the fall of 2014.
One-on-One Basic Cancer AbstractingFacility-level training is being offered at the WCRS headquarters in Madison. This gives individual facilities the opportunity to learn abstracting using their own facility's medical records. It gives participants the chance to learn where to find the necessary information in the medical record that must be abstracted into the cancer abstract. It also gives participants practice in abstracting. The WCRS trainer spends the day with the trainees, guiding them through the abstract and answering questions to help them better understand the cancer abstract and its contents. For further information, please contact Carole Eberle, WCRS Trainer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-261-8388.
WCRS Reporting Updates for 2013 and 2014
WCRS presented the reporting requirements for 2013 (a review) and 2014 (new) at the October 2013 Wisconsin Cancer Registrars' Association fall meeting.