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We would like to update the registry community on April’s
fight with pancreatic cancer. She has been removed from
chemo by her oncologist because it is no longer keeping her
cancer under control. She is now searching for a trial or
experimental study that might be appropriate for her
April is continuing to work with her colleagues on the third
edition of the Cancer Registry CASEbook which should be
available this winter after all of the standard-setters have
released their changes for 2018.
We are also working with her associates to be sure that her
two primary training courses—Principles of Oncology for
Tumor Registry Professionals and the CTR Examination
Preparation Workshop—will be offered again next year.
April is very appreciative of all the thoughts and prayers
that her fellow registrars have offered to her and her
We will provide additional updates on April’s health from
time-to-time, as appropriate.
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 April wants to make
sure that the new edition will be as complete as possible.
Therefore we don’t expect to have it available until this
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,
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
“Preparing Cancer Registry
Professionals for the Future” is more than the
slogan of A.Fritz and Associates; it’s our mission.
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