This series covers the following:
Signs and symptoms (disease presentation and progression)
Procedures used to diagnose and work-up the cancer
Determination of stage at diagnosis
First course of treatment options
By increasing one's knowledge, a cancer registrar has the ability to better anticipate what to look for in the medical record for a patient during the initial abstracting as well as when looking for updates to treatment information.
People preparing for the CTR exam may want to focus on the specific sites listed in the CTR Exam Handbook. Students and new hires should work through every site and the General section. Experienced registrars might also find this new series of interest. More sites will be added in Spring and Summer of 2016.
Funded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and NCI SEER.