The Tumor Registrars Association of North Carolina (TRANC) was a non-profit educational organization that was begun under the inspiration and leadership of Mrs. Woods, Chief Registrar at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina on June 28, 1977 with consultation from Mr. Willard Webber, Cancer Program Advisor, of the American College of Surgeons.The first annual TRANC meeting was held at Moore Memorial Hospital in Pinehurst on September 21, 1977 with twenty-eight cancer registrars present.

On November 16, 1995, the name TRANC was changed to the Association of North Carolina Cancer Registrars (ANCCR).