Celebrating The Arrival of “Spring” Around the World

Although the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere celebrate the arrival of spring at different times, there are many traditions and celebrations across the globe to welcome spring.    Did you know … India celebrates the arrival of spring through a festival called Holi. Holi is a time for lighting bonfires (called Holika) and children and adults chase each other around throwing brightly colored water balloons at…

Posted on Mar. 28, 2018 in From Our Perspective

Consultant Spotlight: Lurica Timmons, RHIT, CTR – Project & Quality Control Manager

Lurica Timmons, RHIT, CTR, is a Project & Quality Control Manager for the Registry Partners Oncology Division. Prior to joining Registry Partners, Lurica was a Certified Tumor Registrar for Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and Lexington Medical Center. She earned her Associate of Science Degree in Health Information Management and Cancer Registry Management from Darton College in Albany, GA. Additionally, Lurica received her CTR certification in 2015….

Posted on Mar. 23, 2018 in Spotlight

AJCC 8th Edition Spotlight – General Rule Changes

AJCC 8th Edition Spotlight –  General Rule Changes (Chapter 1 pages 3-30) Required for all cases diagnosed 1/1/2018 and later No conversion between the 7th edition and 8th edition All New AJCC 8th edition stage data items: Three sets of stage items: Clinical Pathological Previous editions: Pathologic staging 8th edition: Changed to Pathological staging Post-therapy Starts after completion of systemic/ radiation therapy Does not use ANY…

Posted on Mar. 22, 2018 in From Our Perspective

Today is National Kick Butts Day – March 21, 2018

This day has been designated as National Kick Butts Day to bring attention to the fact that tobacco is the world’s leading cause of preventable death.   According to the KickButtsDay.org website, tobacco has killed 100 million people in the 20th century and if trends continue it will kill one billion people in the 21st century. This means that 1 in every 10 adults will die…

Posted on Mar. 21, 2018 in From Our Perspective