Fall 2019 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Randi Rycroft, MSPH, CTR

NAACCR President



Hello NAACCR members!

I trust you are all working diligently on your NAACCR Call for Data. As a reminder, NAACCR did not change its Call for Data deadline – all files are due by December 3, 2019. And please do include any 2018 data you have with your file submission. As you know, NAACCR has been surveying its members regarding the effects of 2018 implementation delays and having these data will aid in the ongoing evaluation.

I had the privilege of traveling twice to Atlanta in October – once to attend the in-person meeting of the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership (CCCNP) and once to attend the Year 2 grantee kick-off meeting for CDC’s cooperative agreement with NAACCR. The CCCNP is a great partner for NAACCR and they are committed to using data – including cancer registry – to inform and evaluate their work and they consistently encourage state cancer coalitions and state cancer control programs to do the same. The CDC kick-off meeting went well too and had representation from all three grantee organizations: NAACCR, CoC/AJCC, and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). One of NAACCR’s deliverables under this cooperative agreement is to provide education and training for each state’s Education and Training Coordinator. CDC is very complimentary of Jim Hofferkamp’s efforts in providing that training.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner (and in the recent past for our Canadian colleagues), I would like to express my thanks to all of you for the exceptional work you continue to do and for your participation in NAACCR. I leave you with a couple of Thanksgiving jokes fitting for this crowd:  What did the turkey say to the computer? Google, Google, Google!
What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter? Pumpkin pi, of course.

All my best to you and your families!




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