NAACCR Announces New Executive Director: Karen Knight

By Wendy Aldinger, RHIA CTR | July 16, 2024

It is an honor and a privilege to announce that the next Executive Director of NAACCR will be Ms. Karen Knight.  Following a nationwide search, Ms. Knight was selected based on her outstanding experience in cancer surveillance and registration, making her uniquely qualified for this leadership position.  Karen has over 22 years of progressive leadership…

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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…

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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 Announces New Executive Director: Karen Knight

By Wendy Aldinger, RHIA CTR | July 16, 2024

It is an honor and a privilege to announce that the next Executive Director of NAACCR will be Ms. Karen Knight.  Following a nationwide search, Ms. Knight was selected based on her outstanding experience in cancer surveillance and registration, making her uniquely qualified for this leadership position.  Karen has over 22 years of progressive leadership…

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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…

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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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CiNA Statistics and CiNA*Explorer Update

By Recinda Sherman, PhD, MPH, CTR | July 18, 2024

In June 2024, the 2017-2021 CiNA cancer statistics were updated in CiNA*Explorer: https://apps.naaccr.org/explorer. This update reflects the final migration from…

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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.