Biography & Education


After serving in the United States Army, I was employed temporarily in the cancer registry field. I really enjoyed the job and soon became a certified tumor registrar.  I love my job as a cancer registrar and have been doing it over 19 years, 11 of them with Providence Health & Services. 

Unfortunately cancer has played a big part in my family, most recently with my son’s cancer diagnosis. I continue to hope that the great work we do within the Providence Cancer Registry, collecting cancer data to help with research, will help save lives and eventually find a cure for cancer.

A cancer registrar is a respected and valued member of the hospital’s cancer program.  The program’s main purpose is to oversee state-of-the art cancer care for all patients.  The registrar works closely with physicians, hospital administration and other health professions in maintaining a database on patient care, which is evaluated and studied.  A cancer registrar collects, records and analyzes data on patients diagnosed with cancer and benign brain tumors.  The registrar maintains follow-up data for each cancer patient throughout the patient’s lifetime.  This provides survival statistics and treatment efficacy.

Areas of expertise

Cancer registry

Certified tumor registrar,1995

Care Locations

Providence Cancer Registry
4805 NE Glisan, Garden Level
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-215-6790


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