Leverage data wisely, proactively improve care
The NCDB is a clinical oncology database sourced from hospital registry data collected in more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer-accredited facilities. These data are used to analyze and track patients with malignant neoplastic diseases, their treatments, and outcomes. Online reporting tools are available to provide your program with comparative benchmarks for similar programs. We also have reporting tools for quality improvement, quality assurance, and surveillance measures.
Access the Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) manual for cases and view historic data standards, implementation guidelines, as well as manuals and coding guidelines from outside the CoC.
The more data we have, the more cancer care can improve. Here you’ll find what you need to know in order to submit data: information for registrars and software providers plus configuration and set-up information.See Details
The new RCRS replaces the RQRS and annual NCDB Call for Data submissions. With the RCRS, cancer programs can submit new and updated cases on a frequent basis (similar to the RQRS procedure), and the annual NCDB Call for Data will be phased out. The RCRS now serves as the new, single source of data submission for all CoC-accredited hospital registries. Cases submitted to the RCRS will include all disease sites from 2004 through current.
See the expected performance rates for 2020 for the following sites: bladder, breast, cervix, colon, endometrium, gastric, kidney, non-small cell lung, ovary, and rectum.
The NCDB maintains a number of web-based data applications for data access. These tools can be used by CoC-accredited programs to evaluate and compare the cancer care delivered to patients at their facilities.
NCDB PUFs are HIPAA-compliant data files containing cases submitted to the NCDB. They are designed to provide investigators with a data resource they can use to review and advance the quality of care delivered to cancer patients. Available only through an application process.
The NCDB maintains a number of web-based benchmarking applications that have been developed to promote access to NCDB data by the general public, researchers, and clinicians.
The CoC and the NCDB developed the NCDB Quality Reporting Tools to provide CoC-accredited cancer programs with mechanisms to evaluate the cancer care delivered to their patients and assess comparatively with those treated at other CoC-accredited cancer programs.