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The Louisiana Cancer Registrars Association knows the importance of keeping an active cancer registry. We provide educational opportunities, workshops, seminars, and symposiums to help you improve the quality and uniformity of registries in Louisiana.

The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) and its Council on Certification have updated the credential name of CTR, Certified Tumor Registrar, to ODS, Oncology Data Specialist. The new name better aligns with the evolving scope of practice of cancer registrars and current professional practice terminology. The use of the new credential begins January 1, 2024; NCRA anticipates the adoption will take at least a full calendar year.

CTR credential holders are encouraged to wait until January 1, 2024, to use the new credential.

Please read the press release and FAQs and view NCRA President Maria Teresa ‘MT’ Ramirez’s recorded message to better understand the history and process behind the name change. Updates and any needed clarifications will be posted HERE so please bookmark and visit frequently.



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