In addition to the online coding manuals, the CTR should own the ICD-O 3 and the AJCC Staging Manual. Below are links on where to purchase these manuals. The VCRA is not affiliated with the sellers of these manuals. Additional resources from April Fritz & Associates are also listed.
The purpose of continuing education (CE) is to ensure that the certified Cancer Registrar maintains the highest levels of performance in the practice of their profession. Each Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) is responsible for conducting a self-assessment of their personal knowledge and understanding of the registry field, and to maintain and excel in those abilities through participation in appropriate educational activities.