Fall 2018 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Betsy A. Kohler, MPH, CTR
NAACCR Executive Director



NAACCR has been participating in discussions with standard setters regarding the progress of the 2018 implementation schedule. As you all know there have been numerous delays and postponements of tools necessary for vendors to complete their software modifications for coding of 2018 cases. We have been chasing a moving target for a long time. Within the last few weeks NCI/SEER and CDC/NPCR have made several decisions to try to alleviate the burden on central registries caused by these delays. NAACCR supports the efforts of both agencies in their efforts to achieve these goals.

Highlights include:

  • AJCC TNM 8 will not be required for any 2018 cases by SEER or NPCR
  • Summary Stage 2018 will be required by NPCR
  • EOD will be required by SEER and tools will be available to derive Summary Stage 2018
  • The Call for Data in the fall of 2018 will be in NAACCR v16
  • The NAACCR EDITS Metafile will include limited staging edits

For more specific requirements please see: https://www.naaccr.org/2018-implementation/

In other news, NAACCR is discussing co-hosting the International Association of Cancer Registries conference in 2019 in Vancouver. Once again this will provide NAACCR members with an excellent opportunity to learn about cancer surveillance in other areas of the world. Once details are finalized, we will be establishing program committee(s) to coordinate the sessions with IACR. We anticipate the time frame for submitting abstracts for the conference will be the same as last year (closing in mid-January). We hope you are looking forward to a truly international cancer surveillance learning opportunity.



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