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.
She is a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) and the South Carolina Cancer Registrars Association (SCCRA).
Lurica presently resides in South Carolina and has two children, two dogs and in her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.
Q & A with Lurica:
Q: How do you describe your career to friends and family?
A: I describe my career to my family and friends as one that allows me to be able to do my part in hopefully finding a cure to cancer and eradicating it.
Q: Why do you believe clinical data registries are so important?
A: I believe clinical data registries are important because the assist in offering valuable information for cancer research, treatment, and knowledge.
Q: How did you become interested in the CTR/Cancer Registry profession?
A: I became interested in the CTR / Cancer Registry profession after my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After her surgery and during recovery, we went to visit with her in her room. Her aunt was already there and we all began to speak casually. She indicated that she had a double mastectomy, which was unknown to us all. I looked at my daughter and thought to myself we are in trouble. That is when I realized I wanted to do something, anything to help for my family and for others outside my family.