Improving the Quality of Cancer Staging

​“Improving the Quality of Cancer Staging” has been published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians by Elliot Asare, MD, the AJCC Clinical Scholar in Residence, Mary Kay Washington, MD, PhD, Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR, Jeffrey Gershenwald, MD, and Frederick Greene, MD.

The article discusses the critical need for quality staging in light of the Institute of Medicine’s call for adherence to quality indicators and measures, along with the need to assess treatment and outcomes based on staging.  The registrar’s role in staging is highlighted.

The article can be accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.3322/caac.21284/full