PSST…Wanna Learn How to Write a Cancer Abstract?

I’ve always felt that good writing comes from good thinking and that learning how to write well is difficult.   With the advent of the Internet you can find wonderful teaching websites for the craft of writing.   My inner underwriter has always believed that if underwriters were taught how to write about disease we could ultimately better understand some of the cryptic medical language found in the APS’s we read every day.  Well you’ll never guess what I found while doing some purposeful surfing (not mindless).

I’ve added a link to the training modules from the U.S. National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program at Emory University, Atlanta SEER Cancer Registry, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

This training website provides web-based training modules for cancer registration and surveillance. When the site is complete, it will comprise about 30 training modules, each covering a particular cancer registration training subject. The site started in September, 2000 and is under continual development.

And to think all I wanted was to find out a little more about recurrent high grade focal dysplasia just to make sure the pathologist was on spot about the colonic mass despite everyone else calling the thing cancer.  I’m gonna have some fun playing around in this website.

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