Summer 2021 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Recinda Sherman, MPH, PhD, CTR
NAACCR Program Manager of Data Use and Research


Research & Data Use

As of this writing, July 2021, the 2020 Olympics are about to start opening ceremonies. I am looking forward to gaping at the amazing outfits, national pride, and individual exuberance.  And while I am still getting my years mixed up and wondering which dystopian novel will play out this week, I am thrilled the Daren Newman’s unofficial 2020 Olympics logo is still relevant:  Tokyo2020.

JRM NAACCR Special Edition:

​For a second year, NAACCR is collaborating with the Journal of Registry Management to publish full papers based on presentations from our Annual Conference.

  • We are accepting abstracts from all NAACCR members. We encourage all presenters at the Summer Forum to submit a written version of their oral or poster presentation. However, we will accept abstracts on all cancer surveillance topics from NAACCR members.
  • All manuscripts will undergo formal peer review.
  • To be considered for publication, completed manuscripts must be received by August 30, 2021. Note: this is a two week extension from the previous date.
  • Summer Forum Posters winners automatically have the opportunity to publish their poster in this special edition.
  • To submit: if you were a presenter for the Summer Forum, please submit using the link to the portal provided to you. If you were not a presenter for the Summer Forum, please send your submission to me at

To submit:
Please follow the link in the email that was sent to you (subject line: Journal of Registry Management: Call for Papers) from If you have trouble finding the email please reach out to the email above. Additional details are available in the Call for Papers letter available on our website: Call for Papers. Please contact Recinda Sherman at if you have any additional questions.

Materials from our inaugural NAACCR JRM Special Edition:
Press Release 2020: Link to 2020 NAACCR JRM Special Edition Press Release

JRM NAACCR Special Edition 2020: Link to 2020 NAACCR JRM Special Edition

CiNA Explorer:

Check out our new CiNA Explorer on-line query system. It has all that Fast Stats had…and more! It is available under our Data & Statistics Tab and as well as the Cancer Data & Maps (interactive) button under Resources and Projects. Here is a direct link:

We had some kick-off training on the new system during our July 21 NAACCR Talk. This presentation was recorded and will be available for review in the NAACCR LMS. And you can always reach out to me with any questions.

DaRT System:

We are in the process of updating the CiNA Data Products landing page:, but the biggest new feature is the release of the NAACCR Data Request Tracking (DaRT) System. All requests for CiNA data are to be made through this system. DaRT replaces the current manual request process by streamlining the operations and allowing tracking of requests by the requestors, reviewers, and NAACCR. And registries can track their consent responses. All data will continue to be released in SEER*Stat, but in coordination with SEER, we are requiring an institutional account before data can be accessed. This provides an additional layer of security and accountability to our data release. Go here for instructions on how to obtain an institutional account:

Along with CiNA Explorer, we had some kick-off training on the new system during our July 21 NAACCR Talk. So check out that training in the LMS, and try the system out for yourself. Please note, this new system is considered a beta version. There are some features that will be added to the system in June of next year. In the meantime, as members have begun to use the system, we have identified some minor technical issues. And we are actively soliciting feedback from you to incorporate into the planned update in June 2022. So please reach out to me with any issues or comments.



As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or revolutionary ideas in the NAACCR Research and Data Use area, please contact me




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