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August 24, 2015 (Cleveland)

CHAMPS Oncology Celebrates 40 Years of Cancer Registry Solutions at Annual Retreat

CHAMPS Oncology Celebrates 40 Years of Cancer Registry Solutions at Annual RetreatThis year, CHAMPS Oncology celebrates 40 years of providing cancer registry solutions to programs across the country. For the past four decades, CHAMPS Oncology’s team of cancer information specialists and multi-credentialed certified tumor registrars (CTRs) have strategically partnered with cancer programs to offer customized strategies and cancer registry solutions that best complement their clients’ cancer programs.

Throughout the past 40 years, CHAMPS Oncology has grown tremendously and reached many milestones, including:

  • 1975 – CHAMPS Oncology begins as a nonprofit organization under the name Cancer Data System (CDS).
  • 1995 – CDS becomes the Northern Ohio Cancer Resource Center (NOCRC).
  • 2000 – NOCRC transitions into a for-profit organization under CHAMPS Healthcare and adopts a new name, CHAMPS Oncology, under the leadership of Toni Hare, RHIT, CTR, Commission on Cancer-trained consultant and vice president of CHAMPS Oncology.

CHAMPS’ 40-year anniversary was a key piece of Toni Hare’s kickoff session at CHAMPS' annual oncology retreat last week. The three-day retreat’s theme, “People, Purpose and Passion = The Way Forward,” was inspired by the organization’s evolution over the years and was highlighted during sessions built around these three vital components to CHAMPS Oncology’s success.

“In 2002, we hired our first remote employee. Today, our team includes cancer registry specialists in 15 different states,” said Hare. “We had a passion, we set our minds to changing the way we ran our business and we’ve seen it flourish because of it.”

To learn more about CHAMPS Oncology and the cancer registry solutions they provide, contact Toni Hare at 216.255.3716 or via email.