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New Drug for Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Published on November 6, 2015 By Michele

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A new combination treatment eliminating many of the side effects of traditional chemotherapy for mantle cell lymphoma has shown favorable response in a two-year trial according to Weill Cornell Medicine research.  The pill Lenalidomide, taken in combination with the antibody Rituximab shrunk tumor size by more than more than half in 90% of the patients enrolled […]

8 ways cancer registrars can lead their program to success

Published on August 1, 2012 By Michele

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The cancer registrar’s ability to build trust and lead the cancer program team to high levels of performance requires clarity, energy, productivity and influence.  They accomplish this by developing high-trust relationships and by focusing their own behaviors so that they are aligned with those of the organization, their peers and industry.  Here are eight ways […]

Ethics and rapid changes in healthcare

Published on July 14, 2012 By Michele

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Medical advances are changing so rapidly it is hard to keep up.  Cancer registrars see how this impacts cancer care on a daily basis.  But, along with this comes ethics and legal considerations, in addition to protecting the patient’s rights and delivering the best possible care.  This has all been summarized quite well in an […]

The Need-to-Know About Breast Cancer

Published on July 10, 2012 By Michele

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Imagine what our public and healthcare communities might think about cancer registrars who began producing infographics such as this instead of the boring, bland or over-crowded graphs that we see all too often!  Now is the time to stretch, think and produce the results of your work so that it attracts physicians, staff and our […]

Life Choices

Published on June 24, 2012 By Michele

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“We all have two choices:  We can make a living or we can design a life.” ~ Jim Rohn

Cancer registry benchmarking adds value

Published on June 20, 2012 By Michele

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“Benchmarking is used to compare the practices, procedures and performance of one organization with those of another. It provides opportunities for sharing best practices and solutions to common issues or problems while helping the organization avoid “re-inventing the wheel.” A number of approaches to benchmarking exist, ranging from its simplest form consisting of two individuals […]

Why do you resist?

Published on June 14, 2012 By Michele

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We have all felt it from time to time.  Someone is giving you some advice on how to run your registry, how to abstract a case or how to do your job better.  And, no matter who, what or how the message is delivered, you find yourself resisting.  Some cancer registrars have more resistance than […]

So You Want to Be a Cancer Registrar?

Published on June 10, 2012 By Michele

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Are you considering a career in cancer registry, or you in school now to become a cancer registrar?  If so, congratulations on picking a great career.  Changing careers is a challenge, but making your way into a small niche like cancer registry could be one of the toughest jobs you will face.  To become a cancer registrar you […]

Healthcare Data Predictions for 2012

Published on May 22, 2012 By Michele

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The May/June 2012 Oncology Issues recently published these 2012 predictions for healthcare data and its use: Mobile technology will “explode,” Hospitals may be at increased risk for data breaches caused by the use of mobile technology in the workforce, Class-action lawsuits are “imminent,” Social media risks in healthcare will increase, Technology is growing faster than […]

What is the Affordable Care Act?

Published on March 30, 2012 By Michele

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President Obama’s Affordable Care Act was presented to the Supreme Court this week (March 26-28, 2012).  If you are wondering the Act is, how the bill got passed, the legal challenges it presented and what that means to us as consumers, we have a resource for you!  Frankly Speaking About Cancer is an Internet radio […]