Cancer Data Management

Join the Fight against Cancer

Each year, researchers and medical practitioners make astounding strides in cancer research and treatment all around the world. You can become a key player in this exciting process by studying Cancer Data Management at San Jacinto College. Cancer breakthroughs are made primarily by a global accumulation of data that doctors and researchers use to develop and fine-tune treatments. Hospitals, cancer organizations, and state and national governments maintain cancer registries to collect this data, and they need help from dedicated specialists.

Cancer registries collect, store, manage, and analyze data on people with cancer. They establish and maintain a cancer incidence reporting system, serve as an information resource for cancer research, and provide information to assist public health officials and agencies. For example, physicians need cancer data to learn more about the causes of cancer to be able to detect it earlier.  Cancer registrars are trained to collect accurate, complete, and timely data. 

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cancer Data Management is designed to teach all aspects of the cancer registry, including survey processes, collection and abstraction of data, oncology coding, staging, and reporting.  Upon completion of this program, the student is eligible to apply to take the national Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) examination, administered by the National Cancer Registrars Association.  

Accredited By

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cancer Data Management is accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).  

Career Opportunities

Upon completing our program, students may pursue careers in cancer registry management in a hospital setting, free-standing state or national cancer registry, or in any of the state or national cancer organizations.

Earning Potential

Enter our associate degree program and you will learn all aspects of survey processes, data collection, abstracting, coding, staging, and reporting.

The average salary for a Cancer Registrar/Abstractor is $54,049 per year.1

For more information, please email or call 281-459-7608.


North Campus

Application Process and Guidelines

The Cancer Data Management Application period is now open.  It will close April 30, 2020.  Interested candidates must complete and return the application packet below before the deadline.

SJC Cancer Data Management Application Packet 2020

Current Application Session Dates: January 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020

Extended Application Dates: January 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020

Cancer Data Management Catalog Program Information