Summer 2021 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

This release, scheduled for June 30, consists of 90 Print Protocols and 90 eCC (electronic cancer checklists) templates, including revisions to existing templates, 2 new prostate needle biopsy templates (for both specimen level and case level reporting), and new biomarker templates. Out of 104 existing templates, the only templates not updated are those for CNS, Hematopoietic, and several previously released biomarkers.

Comparison of changes from the prior version to the new version of each protocol was performed and a summary of changes was captured and included in the beginning of each protocol. In addition, a separate document outlining the overall changes will also be included in this release.

In addition to the activities described above, ICD-O-3 and SNOMED CT Mapping files for Histologic Types and Tumor Sites for GYN, Bone and Soft Tissue, and Thorax protocols were updated with the WHO Blue Book 5th edition content resulting in nearly 10% of the mapping file updated.

This reflects an enormous amount of effort from CAP staff, members of PERT (Pathology Electronic Report Team) and the authors of the 90 different protocols. This work represents an entirely new approach built from scratch to manage both print protocol and electronic template formats within the CAP team.


Mignon Dryden, CTR



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