Mailing Address

Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center 
PO Box 303
Columbia, MO 65205

When using non-USPS options (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc), the following address must be used

Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center 
401 Clark Hall
Columbia MO 65211

Telephone

Main office: 573-882-7775
Hospital reporting: 1-800-392-2829
Non-hospital reporting: 1-866-240-8809 (for calls originating from within Missouri only)
MCR-ARC's Toll-free Number MCR-ARC staff will be available from 7am - 3pm Monday thru Friday to answer questions on our toll-free number (1-800-392-2829). If you need assistance after hours, we encourage you to leave a message, and staff will do their best to return calls within one business day. For urgent requests, please phone 1-573-882-7775.

Fax: 573-884-9655

Administration

IIris Zachary, PhD, CTR

Iris Zachary, PhD, CTR

Director, Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
(573)-882-7274
zacharyi@health.missouri.edu

Iris Zachary is an Assistant Research Professor with a focus on cancer informatics. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Informatics at the University of Missouri. She has collaborated with nationally recognized leaders in cancer research and has presented her research at regional, national and international meetings of, among others, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the National Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), the World Cancer Congress (WCC), the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Zachary's cancer research collaboration aids in the study of cancer diagnoses patterns and evaluation of cancer prevention plans.

Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD

Jeannette Jackson-Thompson, MSPH, PhD

Director Emeritus

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
(573)-882-7775
jacksonthompsonj@health.missouri.edu 
Curriculum Vitae

In addition to her role as Director Emeritus of the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR-ARC), Dr. Jackson-Thompson is a Research Associate Professor in the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) School of Medicine’s Department of Health Management and Informatics and is core faculty in the University of Missouri Informatics Institute. From 1996 until 2002, she was Chief, Office of Surveillance, Research and Evaluation, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and was involved in drafting the plan that led to outsourcing surveillance operations (MCR and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System) to MU in 1999. Dr. Jackson-Thompson currently serves as the Voting Delegate to the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IARC). She chairs the NAACCR Uniform Data Standards Committee and serves on a variety of NAACCR committees and work groups (e.g., Cancer Registration Steering Committee, Change Management Work Group, Data Use and Research Committee, Data Evaluation and Certification Committee). Dr. Jackson-Thompson serves on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Program of Cancer Registries AERRO (Advancing E-cancer Reporting and Registry Operations) Work Group. She is also a member of the American Public Health Association and its Health Informatics/Information Technology and epidemiology sections; National Association of Cancer Registrars; Missouri State Cancer Registrars Association; and the Missouri Cancer Consortium where she chairs the Data and Surveillance Subcommittee. Current grant/contract support includes a central cancer registry operations contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services; two ARRA-funded projects to enhance cancer registry data for comparative effectiveness research; and an osteosarcoma surveillance study.

Nancy H. Rold, BA, CTR

Nancy H. Rold, BA, CTR

Operations Manager, Acting QA Unit & Audit Supervisor

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829 
(573)-882-7775
roldn@health.missouri.edu 

Nancy (Hunt) Rold joined MCR in 2010, as Quality Assurance unit supervisor. Many of you know Nancy from her years at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, where she had worked as a cancer registrar since 2000. Prior to that, Nancy coordinated CALGB surgical clinical trials for the University of Missouri; she also has several years' QA experience in a private sector laboratory. Nancy's primary role is now that of Operations Manager and also coordinates daily QA activities, monitors reporting and provides guidance for education, audits, death clearance, etc. She also coordinates annual revisions to reporting requirements, Missouri edit sets and the MCR Abstract Code Manual. Nancy edits MCR's Monthly Updates to provide timely news to hospital registrars and welcomes input regarding your needs!

Stacy Barr, BS

Stacy Barr, BS

Supervisor of the Data Collection and Processing Unit

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
(573)-882-7775
BarrS@missouri.edu

Stacy joined the MCR-ARC as Supervisor of the Data Collection and Processing Unit in August 2019. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors in Biological Sciences in 1995. She has 22 years of experience working in research at Mizzou.

Operations Unit

Jennifer Sedovic, CTR

Jennifer Sedovic, CTR

Senior Data Coordinator - Education & Training

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
Fax: (573)-884-9655
sedovicj@health.missouri.edu

Jennifer joined the MCR-ARC in 2014 from St. Louis with 3 years of experience as a hospital registrar, and has been a CTR since 2012. Presently, she is a Senior Data Coordinator and Education Coordinator for the Missouri Cancer Registry in the Quality Assurance Unit. Jennifer is active in NCRA, MoSTRA, and NAACCR.

Babette Langeneckert, CTR

Babette Langeneckert, CTR

Data Coordinator - Assistant Audit Coordinator

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2778
(573)-882-4537
langeneckertb@health.missouri.edu

Babette earned her CTR credential in 1993 and has nineteen years of previous hospital experience from her time spent at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. She joined the MCR-ARC Quality Assurance team in 2016 as a Data Coordinator, processing incoming abstract data and performing case consolidation.

Bec Francis, MEd, CTR

Bec Francis, MEd, CTR

Senior Data Coordinator - Quality Assurance

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
(573)-884-2027
francisr@health.missouri.edu 

Bec joined MCR in 2006 with 20 years of experience as a hospital registrar. Bec works with the Quality Assurance team processing incoming abstract data and performing case consolidation. She answers the 1-800 line and helps new and seasoned registrars alike unravel abstracting problems. Bec is active in NCRA, MoSTRA, and NAACCR.

Debbie Smith, BS, CTR

Debbie Smith, BS, CTR

Senior Data Coordinator - Quality Assurance

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
(573)-884-4419
dssmith@health.missouri.edu 

Deb has been in the registry field for more than 20 years and has over 17 years of central registry experience along with three years of hospital-based experience. Presently, she is the Senior Data Coordinator for the Missouri Cancer Registry in the Quality Assurance Unit. Debbie is active in NCRA, and NAACCR.

Jeff Steffens, BS, CTR

Jeff Steffens, BS, CTR

Data Specialist - Data Collection & Processing

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(573)-884-2491
Fax: (573)-884-9655
steffensjn@health.missouri.edu 

Jeff graduated from the University of Missouri in 2011 with a Bachelors in Health Sciences and joined MCR in the summer of 2015 in a part-time capacity. He transitioned to full-time in January 2016, working in the Operations unit and recently passed his CTR Exam (summer of 2018).

Kirsten McDowell, MA, CTR

Kirsten McDowell, MA, CTR

Senior Data Coordinator - Death Clearance

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
(573)-882-8292
mcdowellk@health.missouri.edu

Kirsten joined the MCR-ARC Quality Assurance team in 2014 as a Data Coordinator, processing incoming abstract data and performing case consolidation. She has eight years of previous hospital experience from her time spent at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and gained her CTR credential ln 2009.

Database Management

Saba Yemane, BS (Computer Sc.), BS (Statistics)

Saba Yemane, BS (Computer Sc.), BS (Statistics)

Database Administrator

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
(573)-884-6130
yemanes@health.missouri.edu 

Saba Yemane joined MCR in November 1992. Since 1996, she has served as MCR’s Database Administrator,(DBA). Saba is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she earned a BA with Cum Laude honors majoring in Computer Science. She also has a BS degree, majoring in Statistics and minoring in Mathematics, from the University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Saba is a SQL Server 2008 DBA Certified Professional from Learning Tree International. Her expertise includes database administration, programming, database linkages and national data submission processes. Saba is also an honorary Certified Tumor Registrar.

Nishant Jain

Nishant Jain

Database Administrator

Bio

Nishant Jain joined MCR in April 2020 as a Database Administrator (DBA). Nishant earned an MHA with a graduate certificate in Health Informatics from the University of Missouri. Nishant has worked as an HMI intern at the Washington University, School of Medicine in St. Louis and as a graduate research assistant with the Family and Community Medicine (FCM) at University of Missouri. He has ten years’ experience working as a Software Support Analyst within the University of Missouri System - Office of Intellectual Property Administration. Nishant also has a lean six sigma green belt certification (LSSGB) from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE). He is a member of the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).

Sue Stulgo, AA

Sue Stulgo, AA

Software Support Analyst

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(866)-240-8809
(573)-882-9791
stulgos@health.missouri.edu

Sue joined the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center in December 2014. She has 3 years experience working as a Human Resource Information Specialist within the University of Missouri System and 13 years prior experience working for the University of Missouri Health Care Integrated Technology. Sue currently serves as part of the database management team as our Software Support Analyst.

Surveillance, Special Projects and Data Utilization

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Chester Schmaltz, PhD

Senior Statistician/Data Utilization & Security Coordinator

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
573-884-6675
schmaltzc@health.missouri.edu

Chester currently works as MCR-ARC's statistician assisting on a number of projects as needed.

Qiao Wang, PhD Candidate

Qiao Wang, PhD Candidate

GRA - Statistician

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
866-240-8809
qwxv2@mail.missouri.edu 

Qiao is a PhD candidate studying statistics in University of Missouri. She came to MCR as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Fall of 2018. Qiao enjoys applying her statistical knowledge to analyze data collected by MCR.

Support Staff

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Christine Ireland

Clerical

Bio

401 Clark Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
(800)-392-2829
573-882-7775
irelandc@health.missouri.edu

Christine came to Missouri by way of Maine where she worked for a law firm after graduation from college. She spent 25 years working for the University of Missouri, most of those years with the College of Agriculture. She retired in 2005. Christine has enjoyed working part-time for MCR-ARC for the past two years, primarily assisting the Data Collection and Processing unit. She also enjoys visiting with her daughter, son-in-law and granddog (Charlotte), biking, walking, reading, attending movies, concerts, plays, and traveling.