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Upcoming 2018 Cancer Registry Changes

Posted by Gina McNellis, Senior Manager Cancer Registry on Sep 5, 2017 9:05:29 AM

Before we know it 2017 will be wrapping up and 2018 will be upon us. 2018 promises to be a year of change for cancer registry. I believe life favors the prepared so I made a list of projected changes that will hit in the new year. Hopefully this will get you jump started for what is ahead!

 

Topics: Cancer Registry

The eight most important things you should know about the 2016 Commission on Cancer Program Standards Clarifications

Earlier this year, the Commission on Cancer released the 2016 Edition of the Cancer Program Standards: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care. This manual includes clarification and improved language to help further understand how the standards are intended and the criteria for compliance.

Topics: Cancer Registry

To Abstract or Not to Abstract? That is Cancer Registry's Biggest Question

Posted by Linda Fine on Jun 20, 2016 3:18:15 PM

With each tick of the clock cancer registrars are feeling more and more anxious to receive information from the cancer registry standard setters regarding the 2016 changes.  This information is usually released in January, however, six months later many registrars are finding their hands tied.  Until the new standards are released to the software vendors and state registries, no one can complete or submit 2016 cases to state or regional registries.

Topics: Cancer Registry