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April 15, 2016

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(Left to right) Raymundo Elido, Launa Luk, Amy Yamamoto, Michelle Weaver, Gina Holdorff, Helene Hodges, Joni Davis, Janice Simpson

Hawaii Tumor Registry Awarded for High Performance and Celebrates National Cancer Registrars Week

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Michael Green

The Hawaii Tumor Registry (HTR) was awarded 1st place honors for high data quality at the annual meeting of the National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program last month in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Brenda Hernandez, Principal Investigator, Michael Green, Program Director, and Joni Davis, Senior Data Collection Supervisor, were present to receive the award. HTR staff members also include Eileen Elido, Raymundo Elido, Catherine Grafel-Anderson, Helene Hodges, Gina Holdorff, Rebecca Loeffers, Launa Luk, Alan Mogi, Kohei Miyagi, Sandra Overton, Janice Simpson, Michelle Weaver, and Amy Yamamoto. The HTR was also awarded Gold Star status this past year by the North American Association for Central Cancer Registries, which certifies cancer registries throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The HTR celebrated National Cancer Registrars Week, April 11-15, 2016. This year's theme was, "Cancer Registrars: The Heart of Improving Cancer Care "acknowledges the critical role cancer registrars play in the fight against cancer. They collect the data used by researchers and medical professionals to advance cancer research and improve cancer prevention and treatment programs.