About You!

Putting the Spotlight on CTRs

ERS is launching a new series called, “About You!” which will highlight the personal story and experience of a different CTR every few weeks. As the name suggests, this is “About You” – the CTRs who make up the cancer registry community.
We’re kicking off this series with Michael Serwint, MD, a CTR at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. His story embodies the special role that the cancer registry community plays in cancer care.
If you know of a CTR who deserves recognition or if you are a Cancer Center leader who would like to give a shout out to an outstanding CTR, please reach out and let us know. Upon getting permission with the CTR’s leadership, Sally Kruse, CTR, a legend in her own right, will follow up with a wide-ranging interview and a summary article representing her discussion.
These interviews will be available on the ERS website and also posted on Facebook. The featured individual with the greatest number of “likes” on Facebook will receive a prize at the end of the year! Visit us on Facebook to cast your vote with a “like!” If you’re not already following us on Facebook, please make sure to click “Like” our page while you’re there!
This is your opportunity to engage and highlight a community that often doesn’t get recognized – and have some fun while doing it.

Dr. Michael Serwint, MD, CTR

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

There is a doctor in the house, and he is also a CTR! Meet medical oncologist, Michael Serwint, MD, CTR. For more than 30 years, Michael’s practice was in Medical Oncology and he was not ready to retire. The Cancer Registry was in the same office as his practice in Pennsylvania and he was somewhat familiar with what they did. After a lengthy conversation with the registrar and multiple answered questions, he decided to investigate the possibility of working in the Cancer Registry.

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Sharon Thomas, CTR

University of Florida Shands Hospital – Gainesville

Thirty-three years ago, Sharon Thomas, CTR, started in the Cancer Registry at as a Follow-up Clerk. It did not take long for her to expand her career, passing the CTR exam in 1991. Currently, she is the Senior Cancer Registrar at the University of Florida Shands Hospital in Gainesville, where she is responsible for abstracting pediatric cases. Sharon willingly shares her years of knowledge with the other registrars by answering questions and clarifying the multiple changes in the abstract. She also assists in developing and keeping quality control in the registry.

Read the rest of Sharon’s story on Facebook … Click here