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Cancer Registry Management

Cancer registrars are data information specialists that capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the U.S. The data provide essential information to researchers, healthcare providers, and public health officials to better monitor and advance cancer treatments, conduct research, and improve cancer prevention and screening programs. Learn more about how to become a cancer registrar and how cancer registry data are used to improve public health. Average salary for someone working full-time in the Chicago area is approximately $50,000/year. 

This advanced certificate program is to support and prepare individuals who have an Associate’s Degree or higher for a challenging and exciting career in Cancer Registry Management. Cancer Registry Management is an advanced career path for health information professionals who have earned the credentials of a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) as a traditional path of progression into the specializing of cancer data collection, follow-up, management and research with the outcome of improving lives through quality cancer data management. The Cancer Registry Management (CRM) certificate provides didactic and practical experience to perform the duties of a cancer registrar or cancer registry manager professional in a hospital setting, private physician group practice, state agency, or national cancer organization. The certificate includes twenty-four (24) credit hours and prepares the student for the national board examination for a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).  

PLEASE NOTE: This program is still under review and as a result is currently not accepting applications.

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Contact Information

Register for a program Advising Session

Meet with a Health Program Advisor (must have a COD ID)
Academic Plans:

(630) 942-2259 or healthcareadvising@cod.edu

Nursing & Health Sciences Division:

Jessica Lang - Program Support Specialist
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1218, (630) 942-2447 langj@cod.edu

Pam Dinucci - Administrative Assistant
Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-2902 dinuccip@cod.edu

Debbie Nosek - Administrative Assistant

Health & Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, Reception Desk, (630) 942-8331