Tumor Registry


Wendy Gregory




Duke Cancer Institute is an accredited National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Program established by the American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer.

In today’s hospitals and cancer centers, Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR) manage and analyze clinical cancer information for the purpose of processing, maintaining, compiling and reporting health information. This information is used for research, quality management and improvement, facility planning and marketing, monitoring patient outcomes, cancer program development, cancer prevention and surveillance, survival data, compliance of reporting standards, evaluation of the results of treatment, and meeting state and national accreditation standards.

Our CTR’s are expected to possess the clinical and technical knowledge and skills necessary to maintain the disease related data collection systems for the Tumor Registry Department. This includes components of cancer related diseases consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal and accreditation requirements of the health care delivery system. Our primary customers are:

  • North Carolina Central Cancer Registry (State-mandated reporting) 
  • American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer (National Cancer Data Reporting)
  • Researchers (Data for new studies, ongoing studies and survival data) 
  • Administrators/Directors (Planning & development of new programs) 
  • Center for Cancer Survivorship (Survivor Events, Education Events, Support Programs) 
  • Outside Registries (Requests for Diagnostic, Treatment, and Follow Up Information)

Staff Contacts

Denea Labajetta, AAS, RT(R)
Administrative Assistant 

Samantha Brooks, CTR
Data Specialist, Data & Research Requests 

Tumor Registrars

Debbie Carroll, CTR | Jessica Dohler, BS, CTR | Jackie Ellis, AAS, CTR | Cherry Fitton, BBA, CTR Christy Hall, AAS, CTR | Debbie Poovey, CTR | Colleen Lane, BBA. CTR | Sathya Kasala, BS, CTR

Joyce Boeh, AAS, RHIT, CTR
Duke Regional Hospital