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It is with great sorrow, we have to report that April passed this life on Tuesday,  September 12, following a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. April appreciated the many expressions of love from all of her friends and colleagues over the past few months. Rest assured that her classes will continue and the 3rd Edition of the Cancer Registry will be published next year with the help of her closest professional friends.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorial donations be made to the NCRA Education Foundation. The family is working with NCRA to create a scholarship or educational program in April’s name with the details being announced at the NCRA Annual Meeting in May.

Checks with "April Fritz Memorial" in the memo line may be sent to the NCRA Educational Fund, 1330 Braddock Place, Suite 520, Alexandria, VA 22314 or you may make an online donation in April’s memory at https://tinyurl.com/April-Fritz-Memorial. Be sure to type April’s name in the "in memory of" block.

During the NCRA Annual Conference in New Orleans next May, we will have a celebration of life/Cajun dance party, in accordance with April's wishes.  We'll post more details when they are conifrmed.

Joint Statement by the
National Cancer Registrars Association and the
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
in Memory of  April Fritz, RHIT, CTR

April Fritz's name is interwoven throughout the story of cancer surveillance. We lost April yesterday to cancer, the disease to which she devoted her life's work. 

 As an employee in both the public and private sectors and as a volunteer to many nonprofits, April played a pivotal role advancing cancer surveillance and, in turn, improving public health. Both NCRA and NAACCR benefited from April's devotion and both organizations recognized her work and dedication with their highest honors.

Please join us in remembering April by keeping her family in your thoughts and continuing your hard work along the path that April helped build. We will continue to share information about formal remembrance events as they become known.

Betsy Kohler, MPH, CTR
Executive Director, NAACCR

Lori Swain, MS
Executive Director, NCRA

Update on the Third Edition of the Cancer Registry CASEbook
Work on the Third Edition  is progressing, but some of the standard-setters (AJCC, NAACCR, COC, SEER, etc.) aren’t expected to have the 2018 rules available until at least September and we want to make sure that the new edition will be as complete as possible.  Therefore we don’t expect to have it available until this winter.

In the meantime, we will continue to sell the Second Edition for those who need it.  If you purchase (or have purchased) a Second Edition of the CASEbook during 2017, we will give you a 20% discount on the Third Edition for the first 90 days after it is published, 

Education 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 operations.   

A.Fritz and 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. 

With 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 format.   

“Preparing Cancer Registry Professionals for the Future” is more than the slogan of A.Fritz and Associates; it’s our mission.  Schedule a presentation or register for a training program right here. 

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