Seal of the State of Nevada

WHEREAS, the week of April 4-8, 2022, is the 26th Annual National Cancer Registrars Week and the theme is "Cancer Registrars: Enhance Cancer Care One Data Point at a Time”; and

WHEREAS, this special week provides a unique opportunity for Nevadans to recognize the contributions and the important role cancer registrars play in capturing the data that inform epidemiological research, cancer control, public health program planning, and patient care; and

WHEREAS, cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the second leading cause of death among Nevadans, only second to heart disease; and

WHEREAS, tracking cancer is a vital and difficult task. Cancer Registrars are data information specialists that capture a complete history, diagnosis, treatment, and health status for every cancer patient in Nevada and the U.S.; and

WHEREAS, Cancer Registrars throughout Nevada work closely with researchers, healthcare providers, physicians, and public health officials to better monitor, track, and advance cancer treatments, conduct research and improve cancer prevention and screening programs; and

WHEREAS, information gathered and curated by Cancer Registrars in the Silver State is reported to the Nevada Central Cancer Registry, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Cancer Institute to monitor the cancer burden throughout Nevada and the nation; and

WHEREAS, we celebrate the progress made against this disease; we commit to preventing cancer, improving treatments and the delivery of care, promoting early detection, and finding a cure; and

WHEREAS, all citizens of Nevada are encouraged to recognize and appreciate the invaluable and dedicated contributions of cancer registrars;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of April 4 - 8, 2022, as

NATIONAL CANCER REGISTRARS WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 22nd day of March 2022.

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