Cancer Registrar, Cancer Tumor Registrar

Category:Health Info Svs/Records/Coding
Employment Type:Full time
Work Location:Remote: 100% off site

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Under the direct supervision of the DF/BCC Associate Director, this position is primarily responsible for identifying, registering and abstracting patients with cancer. This includes reviewing and analyzing hospital records and other medical reports for relevant cancer data; determining and classifying demographics, primary site, histology, stage and treatment on all cancer sites and performing annual patient follow-up as needed. Data collection will meet the standards of the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons, the Massachusetts State Cancer Registry, the New Hampshire State Cancer Registry, the DF/BCC Cancer Registry, Disease Centers, clinicians, researchers and administrators.


Intermediate to advanced abstractor – abstracts complex cases
Abstracts all cancer sites
Complicated follow-up/recurrences/subsequent treatment
Casefinding as necessary (May collect additional data elements for disease center database)
CoC Cancer Registry related standards as necessary
Ad hoc projects as necessary

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong. As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff. Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

High school diploma required.
Bachelor’s degree optional.
Minimum of two years abstracting experience.
Knowledge of medical terminology; anatomy/physiology preferred; data entry/computer experience required.
Certified Tumor Registrar required.
College courses in anatomy/physiology or equivalent preferred.
Ability to abstract complex cancer sites.
Ability to analyze multiple medical documents (including hospital records and computerized reports) to classify and code cancer data. Must be able to apply skilled judgment to know when information is missing and how to look for information in another source and how to resolve conflicting information. Must have good attention to detail.
Ability to work with various computer systems including Windows applications and networked systems for data collection and report production.
Prefer experience with Elekta Metriq software and EPIC.
Knowledge of International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O); American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Staging; Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER); and the Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) of the CoC is also preferred.
Ability to work well with physicians, clinicians, researchers, administrative staff, and other cancer registrars to collect and report cancer data in the most efficient manner.
Ability to tactfully work with others to maintain quality data (i.e. correct errors).
Self-motivated and able to work independently.
Full-time, 40 hours, Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm with full-time remoting.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.