CHAMPS' Mary Marshall Discusses Sharing the Cancer Registry Profession with Her Community

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In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Sharing the Cancer Registry Profession with My Community, Mary Marshall shares her thoughts on the topic.

In CHAMPS Oncology's most recent blog post, Sharing the Cancer Registry Profession with My Community, Mary Marshall shares her thoughts on the topic.

With 20+ years in the cancer registry profession, Marshall always jumps at the opportunity to speak about what it means to be a cancer registrar. Outside of her community, it’s hard to find someone who can accurately define the role of a cancer registrar. So, she enjoys having the opportunity to explain the registry profession and the impact the collected cancer registry data has on helping patients battle their disease.

Last month, Marshall was honored to have one such opportunity. She represented CHAMPS Oncology at a ladies luncheon in Smelterville, Idaho. The luncheon is an annual event that honors the widows in the community and provides information to women about resources in the region, including information on multiple health issues. At this year’s event it was exciting to see more than 90 women in the crowd.

During her presentation to the group, Marshall provided cancer data, information on the cancer registry profession, and shared what’s it’s like to work for an organization like CHAMPS Oncology. As she presented to the group, she was pleased to receive questions about the cancer registry profession and explained how cancer registrars investigate, collaborate and research as part of their work to collect data. Marshall stressed that the data collected is instrumental in the development of better cancer treatments.

The event was so successful that the organizers hope to plan more health-focused events in the future. Marshall's day with this group was just one example of how CHAMPS Oncology is out in the community helping to educate people about cancer and where to find accurate information about the disease. CHAMPS Oncology strives to be a driving force in getting the word out about the cancer registry profession and how cancer registrars play a part in the overall battle against cancer.

Marshall closes her blog by asking readers how they explain the cancer registry profession when asked about it. Learn more by watching CHAMPS Oncology's What is a Cancer Registrar video.

To learn more about the CHAMPS Oncology Outlook blog, visit

In this transforming healthcare environment of patient-centered care, CHAMPS Oncology - like cancer program administrators, clinicians, industry leaders - understands the importance of quality cancer information for administrative planning, clinical outcomes and performance measures to improve quality of cancer care. CHAMPS Oncology’s team of cancer information specialists and multi-credentialed certified tumor registrars (CTRs) strategically partners with cancer programs nationwide offering customized strategies and solutions that best complement the respected cancer programs they are privileged to assist. CHAMPS Oncology specializes in cancer information management, cancer program consulting, informatics, data quality and education, and quality initiatives. CHAMPS is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014 and to ERC’s Northcoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012 and 2014.

For more about CHAMPS Oncology, please contact Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, Commission on Cancer-trained consultant and vice president, at 216.255.3716 or via email.

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