CTR Coding Break – AJCC TNM Staging System Summary

The December 2021 CTR Coding Break summarizes the AJCC TNM Staging System: Categories, General Rules for Staging, and Classifications found in the AJCC 8th Edition and described in Chapter 1 – Principles for Cancer Staging. The AJCC TNM staging for each cancer type is put together by defining the size and extent of cancer for the tumor (T), the number of nearby lymph nodes that have…

Posted on Dec. 23, 2021 in CTR Coding Break

Recap – 2021 Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO): A Data Managers Meeting

The Annual Advances in Quality & Outcomes (AQO) Meeting was held October 12 – October 15, 2021. Surgeon Leaders, STS Staff, and Data Managers came together to share research and clinical findings with the goal of improving data collection and patient outcomes. Due to continued challenges presented by COVID – 19, the conference was once again held virtually. Participants joined the conference using a virtual web…

Posted on Dec. 20, 2021 in News & Events

Milestone Monday – Joyce Joseph – 5 Year Anniversary

Joyce Joseph, Project CTR for the Oncology Services Line, celebrated her 5-Year Anniversary on September 16, 2021.  Joyce joined the team in September 2016 and has been a member of our team since then. When asked what it means to reach this milestone she said, “​​Working for Registry Partners is very rewarding! I really enjoy my job and the awesome team I work for!” When asked…

Posted on Dec. 13, 2021 in News & Events