Dedication of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th Edition to Cancer Registrars


Las Vegas, NV, April 12, 2016—Mahul B. Amin, MD, FACS, FCAP, Editor-In-Chief, AJCC Cancer Staging Manual Eighth Edition, announced at the National Cancer Registrars Association’s (NCRA) 42nd Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, that the 8th Edition will be dedicated to cancer registrars. Dr. Amin cited that the honor was to recognize cancer registrars’education and unique commitment to the recording and maintenance of data that are so vital for the care of the cancer patient. He noted their professionalism in the collection of factors fundamental to sustaining local, state, and national cancer registries and their dedication to the cataloging of information crucial to cancer research. He also described their leadership and support of the principles of cancer staging.

NCRA President Leah Kiesow, MBA, CTR, thanked the American Joint Committee on Cancer for this extraordinary honor. She noted that as the national professional organization of over 5,800 cancer registrars, NCRA is pleased to know that the data collected by registrars play such a vital role in updating the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. The manual is used by physicians worldwide to stage a patient’s cancer and is critical in guiding treatment and determining prognosis. Kiesow stated, “Cancer registrars are elated to be acknowledged by the AJCC for the role they play in improving cancer-patient outcomes.”


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