MD Anderson Cancer Center Clinical Data Abstracter, Tumor Registry in Houston, Texas

The Clinical Data Abstracter in Tumor Registry at MD Anderson Cancer Center abstracts and codes information from the patient's medical record to obtain clinical, operational and research data and for reporting purposes.

MD Anderson's Tumor Registry is responsible for submitting all cancer cases to the Texas Cancer Registry and the Commission on Cancer. We are required by Texas State Law to report all cancer patients that present to MD Anderson. In addition, we submit newly diagnosed cancer cases annually to the National Cancer Database. Finally, we provide critical data to researchers (publications, grant funded studies) and operational data for administrative decision making on our cancer population.

The mission of MD Anderson's Tumor Registry is to contribute to the knowledge of patient care, research and prevention through the collection of complete, accurate and timely data, and by ongoing follow-up of our patients.

Key Job Functions

  • Abstracts and codes information from patient medical records to obtain clinical and reporting data using established classification systems.

  • Maintains high quality of abstracted data and reviews peers for quality control.

  • Participates on special projects.



Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Some college, including courses in Anatomy & Physiology.


Required: Two years of experience in Tumor Registry, healthcare, or related field.

Additional years of education may be substituted for required experience on a one to one year basis.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 38,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 48,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 57,600