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 College designed the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Cancer Data Management 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 (NCRA).  

Accreditation

The San Jacinto College Cancer Data Management AAS degree 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

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

For more information, students may email HealthInformationManagement@sjcd.edu or call 281-459-7608.

Campus

North Campus

Application Process and Guidelines

The Cancer Data Management Application period is now closed.  It will re-open December 2020.