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The Update Blues

There are never more dirty words regarding computers to the average user than “reboot,” especially when it comes to updating computers with patches. Windows Updates can take some time to download, install, and almost always require a reboot. This takes away from the user’s productive time and, worse yet, forces them to close all those open documents and spreadsheets and websites. It’s more than just inconvenient…

Posted on Jul. 31, 2015 in Corporate Security

Interview with Kay Dosch from the South Dakota Cancer Registry

Kay Dosch is a CTR and has worked for the South Dakota Cancer Registry (SDCR) for 14 years.  She is the coordinator for the SDCR which is the population-based central cancer registry for the state of South Dakota.  In her position, she directs all aspects of the SDCR and is responsible to maintain a high-quality statewide cancer surveillance system.  Prior to her current position, she served as…

Posted on Jul. 30, 2015 in From Our Perspective

Congratulations to the Massachusetts State Registry!

We would like to take a moment to congratulate the Massachusetts State Central Registry for attaining the GOLD standard for quality, completeness, and timeliness for the 2012 data submission. Per the State of Massachusetts: “Since 1995, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) has held a certification process which awards “silver” or “gold” certificates to central cancer registries for high quality, complete, and timely data. This year the Massachusetts…

Posted on Jul. 30, 2015 in From Our Perspective

Updating Your Survey Application Record (SAR) & Your Program Activity Record (PAR)

Using your cancer program application or activity record can be overwhelming if you leave it all until the end of the abstracting year, or GASP! wait until a few months before your tri-annual survey! It has happened to the best of us, no need to finger point and blame, just get yourself into a habitual mode of updating after each cancer committee. Start your New Year’s…

Posted on Jul. 28, 2015 in From Our Perspective