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About LCRA

Louisiana Cancer Registrars Association (LCRA) was founded in October of 1977 for the purpose of providing educational opportunities, workshops, seminars, and symposiums for registrars and their associates in order to improve the quality and uniformity of registries in Louisiana. Also of importance is promoting the recognition of Cancer Registrars/Data Managers throughout the State. The primary responsibility of a cancer registrar is to assure that complete and accurate data are collected and maintained for all cancer patients diagnosed and/or treated within an institution or other defined population such as the state of Louisiana.

Reasons to keep this data in a cancer registry:

  1. Education
  2. Lifetime Patient Follow‑up
  3. Research

A cancer registry is a data system designed for the collection, management, and analysis of data on persons with the diagnosis of malignant disease (cancer).