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NCRW 2020

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (56988)

Happy National Cancer Registrars Week!

Here are some ways to celebrate while observing a practice of "Social Distancing" during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

• Design a quiz on facility and/or state cancer facts with prizes for the winner.

• Reference NCRW in your Facebook postings and Tweets during the week of April 6-10.


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Season's Greetings

Posted on December 16, 2019 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (17196)

The TRAC Executive Board would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a Health New Year!

NAACCR Report to the Nation

Posted on May 31, 2019 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (9934)

May 30, 2019 11:16 AM

Recinda Sherman

On behalf of NAACCR and our co-authors from ACS, CDC, and NCI, we are pleased to announce the release of the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. The Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer represents a collaborative effort from senior researchers at ACS, CDC, NAACCR, and NCI to produce current and comprehensive trends in cancer incidence and mortality. Our 21st Report was spearheaded by NAACCR and i...

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Updates to 2018 Solid Tumor Rules now available

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 11:05 AM

From: NAACCR Member ListServ [mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Dickie, Lois (NIH/NCI) [E]

Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:30 PM

To: [email protected]

Subject: Updates to 2018 Solid Tumor Rules now available

Importance: High


Solid Tumor Rules: January 2019 Update

The 2018 Solid Tumor Rules were published June 2018 without prior beta testing. As a result, registrars using the rules identified i...

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NCDB Announcement- Publication of the STORE

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (12070)

NCDB Announcement: Publication of the STORE 2018

Over the years, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has received valuable feedback to improve the data collected by the National Cancer Database (NCDB), which directly impacts the patients we all serve. The CoC acknowledges the magnitude of the 2018 changes, which seem overwhelming especially with the unexpected delay in the release of the tools and references that facilitate the task of abstraction including the STanda...

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SEER- CT State Tumor Registry- NAACCR v18 UPDATE

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (15368)

August 9, 2018

Remarkable progress has been achieved toward developing NAACCR v18 standards that are coordinated with clinical guidelines, and therefore highly relevant for all of us who support the fight against cancer. However, because of the many complex changes required to meet these clinical standards, implementation of the v18 standards has not been completed in an ideal timeline. NCI recognizes the challenges this delay represents for registrars, particularly in the hospital sett...

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Solid Tumor Rules Clarification

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (6279)

Dear TRAC Members,

Clarification is needed, and I apologize for any confusion. Regarding “What to use and when?” NCRA sent out a notice this morning regarding Solid Tumor Rules. I revisited the SEER website, again. https://seer.cancer.gov/tools/solidtumor/

These rules are intended for 8 site groups for cases diagnosed on or after 01/01/2018. In addition, the website states:

The 2007 Multiple Primary & Histology rules will be used with a few small changes for...

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SUMMER, 2016 Edition VI

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM

President’s Message:

I hope everyone found some time to enjoy the summer. It has been great to relax, do something fun, and spend time with family and friends. I had a good summer but also traveled between two coasts and attended my first NCRA quarterly board meeting in Washington DC. The purpose of the meeting was orientation for the position of Public Relations/Communications Director.

At the meeting, we discussed the interim approval by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statist...

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Spring, 2016 Edition V

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 10:55 AM


SPRING, 2016 Edition V

President’s Message

Spring is in the air. It is a wonderful time of year. Trees and plants that were dormant during the winter come to life and begin to grow. We have great expectations as we wait for those flowers to bloom. For me, spring has also been a time of growth. I accepted a new position that allows me to work part time in California and part time in Connec...

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WINTER, 2015 Edition IV

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Welcome to the winter Tumor Registrars Association of Connecticut newsletter created to update members on professional and personal announcements. The holiday season is upon us and a new year is fast approaching. All around us are the lights, Christmas carolers, and people wishing good cheer. The shopping and parties have begun as we celebrate the season. Our wish for the holidays is peace and prosperity to all and a happy, healthy new year.

President's Message

This fall, the ...

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