Areas of Expertise:
- Cancer Registry Operations
- American Indian/Alaskan Native Data Collection
Lois A. Dickie, C.T.R., is a Public Health Analyst with the Data Quality, Analysis, and Interpretation Branch (DQAIB) and Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). At SRP, her current projects include working on the Revised Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules and redesigning the SEER*Rx (Interactive Antineoplastic Drugs Database). Her interests include cancer in Native Americans/Alaskan Natives, melanoma and cancer treatment.
Ms. Dickie studied Biomedical Engineering and Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico, and Psychology at the University of Maryland. She became a Certified Tumor Registrar in 1994. Lois Dickie has been with the SEER Program at the New Mexico Tumor Registry since 1985, and served as the Data Collection, Quality Control and Special Studies Supervisor until 2007 when she relocated to the SEER Program at NCI. She also worked as a Tumor Registry Manager at the multi-hospital Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Ms. Dickie has helped to author various publications that cover topics ranging from information on chemotherapy and hormone therapy in Breast Cancer from tumor registry chart review, to Gallbladder Cancer Incidence among American Indians and Alaska Natives.
She is a member of the National Cancer Registrar Association and is also a member of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Edits Working Group, Death Clearance Group, and Change Management Working Group.