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National Cancer Database

National Cancer Database

The nationally recognized National Cancer Database (NCDB)—jointly sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society—is a clinical oncology database sourced from hospital registry data that are collected in more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited facilities. NCDB data are used to analyze and track patients with malignant neoplastic diseases, their treatments, and outcomes. Data represent more than 70 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases nationwide and more than 34 million historical records. 

Online reporting tools are available to provide your program with comparative benchmarks for similar programs aggregated throughout your state, region, and across CoC-accredited programs as a whole. Additional reporting tools provide quality related performance measures in comparison to aggregated CoC-accredited programs, including quality improvement, quality assurance, and surveillance measures. Through comparison and evaluation, you can proactively improve delivery and quality of care for cancer patients in your cancer program.

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Follow NCDB on Twitter at @AmColSurgCancer (use the hashtag #NCDB) and Facebook at @AmColSurgCancer.

 

NCRA Sessions Q&A

ACS Cancer Programs presented several sessions at the NCRA Conference. In response to participant questions at the sessions, we have provided written responses to all questions received. If you have any additional questions, please contact NCDB@facs.org.

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Webinar Series

The Better Data; Better Quality; Better Outcomes webinar series focused on the new NCDB reporting platform and data collection processes in addition to improvements to data elements and codes in the StANDARDS For Oncology Reporting Entry (STORE) Manual, along with changes to the AJCC cancer staging system.

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