Quiz: Cancer Registry Management

  1. Unless otherwise specified, the term supervisor refers to any individual directly responsible for overseeing daily cancer registry operations.
  2. The first step in the planning process, before defining the goals of the registry, is to determine personnel, space, and equipment.
  3. Suggestions from medical and administrative staff provide a basis for objective development.
  4. Once defined, objectives provide a basis for developing registry staff position descriptions.
  5. Formats for positions of one facility may be different from those of another, and these position descriptions contain very different information.
  6. Cancer registry responsibilities never change even if cancer program responsibilities change.
  7. Planning is required to ensure that registry staffing meets the requirements of the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons.
  8. Once data collection begins, continuous monitoring is required to ensure compliance with CoC and other requirements.
  9. The Registry Staffing Manual documents each phase of cancer registry operations.
  10. Every registry within a CoC-approved cancer program must develop and maintain a policty and procedure manual that documents each phase of cancer registry operations.
  11. To ensure a valid statistical database, the CoC requires that a start date be established for the registry before data collection begins.
  12. The cancer committee is responsible for developing a reportable list that identifies all types of cases to be included in the cancer registry database.