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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 curated data 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.

NEW YORK CANCER REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION, INC (NYCRA) is an established non-profit organization for the purpose of:


  1. Promoting research and education in cancer registration for the purpose of serving the cancer community.

  2. Raising the level of knowledge and performance of Cancer Registrars through continuing education.

  3. Disseminating information to members of the Association regarding current activities, research and trends in the cancer field.

  4. Initiating and/or participating in programs to improve and standardize the compiling of Cancer Registry information.

  5. Promoting liaison with allied health professions and organizations on a state level.


Founded in 1975, NYCRA continues to grow in membership and provision of membership benefits to our members. Benefits include offering continuing education with an Annual Conference each Fall, as well as other education with the opportunity for networking with others in the field of cancer registration. In 2020, with the outbreak of Covid-19, our Annual Conference moved to a hybrid opportunity for educational material presentation. NYCRA remains supportive of our members through the use of our website, Facebook page, eBlasts, and Board meetings throughout the year.


Our Board consists of President, President-Elect, Vice President, Vice President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer and Immediate Past President as well as a number of Committees. We encourage our membership to serve on the Board.  The benefits of serving on the Board, either as an elected officer or Committee chair/member, includes the opportunity for growth in a leadership role and the numerous advantages for networking connections. NYCRA Board members can also attend, as well as represent our organization at NCRA Conferences.

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