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facts that all of April’s friends should know about her:
1. April dedicated much of
her life to teaching those dedicated professionals who
capture the medical data on individual cancer patients that
researchers use in the fight again this disease. These data
collectors are known as cancer (or tumor) registrars.
2. Her favorite place to
visit and explore (and attend cooking classes) was New
Orleans, where she had many friends, including the members
of a well-known Cajun band.
3. She always liked a good
party. April always told me that when she eventually lost
her battle with pancreatic cancer, she didn’t want a wake,
but wanted a party.
going to put all these facts together to honor her when the
National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) holds their
Annual Educational Conference in New Orleans in May.
April’s colleagues, friends and relatives will hold a
Celebration of Life/Cajun Dance Party. This event will also
serve as a fundraiser for an educational fund to be named in
her honor. Learn the
currently have no classes scheduled. Please check back
for announcements of new any classes
still intend to publish the Third Edition of the Cancer
Registry Casebook as soon as the standard setters publish
their final changes for 2018.
is the key to professional development in any field. For
cancer registrars, a good education forms the foundation for
understanding the principles of oncology and the highly
detailed work involved in cancer registration. April Fritz, RHIT, CTR and her associates provide the finest educational
opportunities available in the field of cancer registry
Associates offers a variety of educational programs ranging
from customized presentations prepared for registry
professional organizations to three- and five-day highly
focused educational programs for beginning registrars, CTR
examination preparation courses, and Level II training for
more experienced registrars.
more than 30 years of experience in cancer registration,
April has worked in a variety of settings—hospital
registries, central registries, and registry support
companies. She knows what registrars need as the
educational foundation for everyday work activities. In
addition, she has been on the leading edge of registry
technologies, helping to develop ICD-O-3 and the
Collaborative Staging system and can bring that information
to her audiences in an uncomplicated, understandable
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