NAACCR Board of Directors Spearheads Review of NAACCR Certification Standards

By Bozena Morawski | June 11, 2024

Since 1998, NAACCR has evaluated annual data submissions from central cancer registries as part of the NAACCR certification process. Over the past 25 years, central registries have made enormous progress in data completeness, accuracy, and timeliness as measured by certification criteria. In 1998, fewer than 25 cancer registries were certified by NAACCR. Compare that to…

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NAACCR Participates in the USCDI+ Cancer Research Data Exchange Summit

By Karen Knight | May 30, 2024

On May 8th and 9th, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and other federal agencies, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted the USCDI+ Cancer Data Summit at NCI offices in Shady Grove, MD. The purpose of the Summit was to…

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NAACCR Data Release Guidelines Published!

By Bozena Morawski | May 22, 2024

What are best practices for deciding when to release cancer registry data to researchers? Which type of inter-institutional agreements might be required? How should your registry handle cases reported solely by Veterans Affairs or inter-registry data exchange in deidentified data sets? How might you best support potential participants when providing data for clinical trials? All…

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NAACCR Board of Directors Spearheads Review of NAACCR Certification Standards

By Bozena Morawski | June 11, 2024

Since 1998, NAACCR has evaluated annual data submissions from central cancer registries as part of the NAACCR certification process. Over the past 25 years, central registries have made enormous progress in data completeness, accuracy, and timeliness as measured by certification criteria. In 1998, fewer than 25 cancer registries were certified by NAACCR. Compare that to…

Read More >

NAACCR Participates in the USCDI+ Cancer Research Data Exchange Summit

By Karen Knight | May 30, 2024

On May 8th and 9th, the U.S. Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and other federal agencies, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted the USCDI+ Cancer Data Summit at NCI offices in Shady Grove, MD. The purpose of the Summit was to…

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NAACCR Data Release Guidelines Published!

By Bozena Morawski | May 22, 2024

What are best practices for deciding when to release cancer registry data to researchers? Which type of inter-institutional agreements might be required? How should your registry handle cases reported solely by Veterans Affairs or inter-registry data exchange in deidentified data sets? How might you best support potential participants when providing data for clinical trials? All…

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CANCER REGISTRY SPOTLIGHT: MICHIGAN

Successful Linkage Between Registry Database and LexisNexis

In our ongoing commitment to enhance the quality and accessibility of data, we are thrilled to announce the successful linkage between our registry database and LexisNexis. This integration represents a significant step forward in streamlining our data processes and expanding our analytical capabilities.