CTR Coding Break – AJCC pN Exceptions

The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th edition has several disease site chapters noting specific instructions for coding cN0 in the pN category. General instructions regarding coding N are described in Chapter 1. The designation of category use of ‘NX or N0’ resulting in a stage group other than 99, is also discussed.  Node status is NOT required in rare circumstances. If not determined to be positive…

Posted on Sep. 30, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

World Heart Day is September 29

This Wednesday, September 29 we help raise awareness of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by celebrating #WorldHeartDay.  Did you know that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 18.6 million lives each year? Some of the biggest risk factors for heart disease and stroke are high cholesterol, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Treating these conditions can help reduce the risk of CVD. Premature…

Posted on Sep. 27, 2021 in News & Events

A Day in the Life of a Registry Partners CTR Attracts National Attention

Although we are very familiar with the work of CTRs here at Registry Partners, we recognize that not everyone understands what a Certified Tumor Registrar does on a daily basis! So, we were thrilled when OwlGuru.com asked our Quality Manager (and CTR) Jennifer Brown to share with its readers her typical day on the job, as well as the pros and cons of being a CTR….

Posted on Sep. 23, 2021 in From Our Perspective

Milestone Monday – Vicky Ban – 10 Year Anniversary

Vicky Ban, Registry Operations Director for the Oncology Services Line, celebrated her 10-Year Anniversary on August 22, 2021.  Vicky’s career began in 2011 with Registry Partners and since then she has held various roles including that of Project CTR, Project Specialist & Manager, and has been Operations Director since 2015. When asked what it meant to reach this special milestone she said, “​​It was always my…

Posted on Sep. 20, 2021 in News & Events