CRGC News Broadcast
September 11, 2015
SEER*EDUCATE -- Disease Information Series Released
We are pleased to announce an expansion of the free training in SEER*Educate.  Disease information has been released as a new series in CTR Prep. 
Cancer is not one disease but many disease processes. The cancer registrar must have both breadth and depth of knowledge about anatomy and these disease processes to facilitate efficient and accurate abstracting and coding of cases.

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
 Prognostic indicators

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.

Sign up at SEER*Educate today by visiting and Learn by Doing!

Funded by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and NCI SEER. 
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Mignon Dryden, CTR
Director, E-Reporting
Cancer Registry of Greater California