Twice a year, MCR-ARC is pleased to offer the following courses for the education of new registrars and RHIT students. As each course has a different focus, please click on the links below to view complete details.

Basic Registry Training Workshop

This workshop is a two-day course which presents an overview of cancer registry functions including staging systems, types of treatments (surgery, radiation, systemic), central registry background, ACoS requirements, casefinding, follow-up and statistics. The intended audience includes RHIT students as well as new registrars. Classes are expected to resume Fall 2021 and are sponsored by the Missouri Tumor Registrars Association (MoSTRA).

Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop

MCR is hosting an on-line Fundamentals of Abstracting course beginning December 2, 2021, to be taken at your own pace through January 15, 2022.  This class is geared toward new abstractors who are not familiar with the abstracting process. If you are not familiar with abstracting and/or the required fields, this is a great place to start.  Students will view fifteen pre-recorded Voice Thread presentations of the Missouri Cancer Registry Abstract Code Manual at their own pace. When completed with the Voice Thread presentations, students can work through five practice cases using the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Abstract Code Manual. The fee for the course is $50 which covers the cost of the MCR Abstract Code Manual and postage.  The course will be available on the University of Missouri Canvas platform.  You can register for this course by using the following Sign-up Genius link. Registrations are due by December 1, 2021.