Fall 2022 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Mignon Dryden, CTR
NAACCR Liaison to PERT


A CAP electronic Cancer Checklists (CAP eCC) release is now available. This 3rd Quarter release includes content and metadata changes to 10 templates.

Highlights of content changes in this release include:

  • NEW Protocol – Protocol for the Examination of Tumors of the Brain and Spinal Cord (v., which combines Integrated Diagnosis and Histological Assessment
  • No changes to this release that affect accreditation dates
  • Other key content changes include:
    1.  The Expert Consultation question was made optional, and an explanatory note was added in the Rhabdomyosarcoma and Ewing Sarcoma Biopsy and Resection templates
    2.  Added Other (specify) and Cannot Be Determined (explain) answer options to the Margin Status question in the Breast Phyllodes template
    3.  Updated the reporting note under Pathologic Stage Classification in the Lung Resection template

The Protocol for the Examination of Specimens from Patients with Tumors of the Central Nervous System (v., which includes three separate templates, has been retired with this release.

Please refer to the CAP eCC Table of Changes and the Protocol and Template Version Table (Sept 2022) files which may be found in the Documentation and Other Resources folder of the release package for the full list of templates and changes in this release.


Updated ICD-O-3 mapping codes are provided for Histologic Type and Tumor Site.


This release includes an updated CAP eCC XML Comparator which is a web-based tool for comparing CAP eCC XML files. The new XML files have been uploaded in this tool and users can compare the changes to previously released XML files.


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