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What is a Cancer Registrar?

Cancer Registrars capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in the US. This provides 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. Cancer Registrars ensure yesterday’s miracles are transformed into today’s standard of care.

Become a Cancer Registrar

In a collaborative partnership, AHIMA and the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) developed the online Cancer Registry Management (CRM) program to enhance learning opportunities for prospective cancer registrars. The series is comprised of six comprehensive and in-depth courses designed for you to learn at your pace. 

Cancer Registry Management (CRM) Course Curriculum

Purchase the Full Program

Purchase multiple courses or the full CRM program and any needed prerequisites. 



Your Path to Earning the CTR Credential

The Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential demonstrates the requisite knowledge and professional competence needed within the cancer registry. It is nationally recognized in the recruitment and retention of registry personnel. NCRA's certification board—the Council on Certification—develops and administers the CTR exam. For more information, visit

The AHIMA Cancer Registry Management Program is an NCRA-Accredited Formal Education Certificate program and is a comprehensive exam prep for NCRA’s Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) exam.



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