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.

Accredited By

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cancer Data Management, and the Advanced Certificate of Technology in Cancer Data Management of San Jacinto College are fully accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA). Upon graduation, students are eligible to apply to take NCRA’s national exam to become a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).

Program Information

It takes much more than doctors to treat and cure cancer. If you desire to take a stand against this disease, our cancer data management program is designed to teach aspiring health science students all aspects of the cancer registry. Our well-rounded curriculum offers courses in survey processes, data collection/retrieval-abstracting, coding, staging, reporting, and how the cancer registry is a vital part of the health care delivery system. Join the fight against cancer at San Jacinto College now.

The Cancer Registrar is accountable to maintain the hospital-based registry of cancer patients including identification, abstracting, reporting, follow-up, and statistical compilation in order to participate in local, state and national registration programs. The Cancer Registrar also assists in the maintenance of a hospital-wide cancer program in compliance with regulatory requirements.

Program Requirements

San Jacinto College offers a two-year degree program and an advanced technical certificate option. To be eligible to complete the advanced technical certificate, the student must have at least a minimum of an associate degree and a medical science, basic science, or biology/introduction to medicine course.

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 certified tumor registrar is $50,599 per year.1

For more information, please contact (281) 998-6150 x7237.


North Campus

Application Process and Guidelines

The Cancer Data Management Application Period is Closed, but will re-open Spring 2020.

Cancer Data Management Catalog Program Information