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Our top priority is providing value to members. Your Member Services team is here to ensure you maximize your ACS member benefits, participate in College activities, and engage with your ACS colleagues. It's all here.

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Registry Manuals and Coding Guidelines

Commission on Cancer Registry Manuals

Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE)

Use this manual for current cases. In most instances, it also should be used for historic cases being abstracted currently; exceptions are noted in the text.

STORE Manual 2022

Historic Data Standards

Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE v2021)
Manual Implemented 2021

Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (v2018)
Manual implemented from 2018 through 2020.

Facility Oncology Data Standards (FORDS)
Manuals implemented from 2003 through 2017

Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS)
Manuals implemented from 1996 through 2002.

Read Next FORDS: Revised for 2016

Additional Resources

Manuals and Coding Tools from Sources Outside the CoC

Case-Finding Lists
This resource provides lists compiled by SEER and recommended for use by the Commission on Cancer (CoC).

International Classification of Diseases for Oncology - Third Edition (ICD-O-3)
This publication provides basic site and histology codes and coding rules.

Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules
Refer to these rules for coding cases with multiple tumors or multiple histologies involved.

Hematopoietic Project
Refer to these rules for coding site and histology for hematopoietic and lymphoid cancers.

American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition
The AJCC 8th Edition Cancer Staging Manual is used to assign stage for cancer diagnosed January 1, 2018 and later. 

Collaborative Stage Data Collection System
This resource provides the current and past manuals, and supplementary information.

SEER*Rx Interactive Drug Database
Use this resource to distinguish among chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other systemic agents.

Implementation Guidelines

NAACCR 2013 Implementation Guidelines and Recommendations

Data changes to be implemented in 2013, including new country codes (rather than storing them in state code fields) and provisions for recording ICD-10-CM Secondary Diagnoses

NAACCR 2010 Implementation Guidelines and Recommendations

New and converted data items introduced in 2010, change in date transmission format and new date flags, Collaborative Stage version 2, expanded Class of Case

NAACCR 2007 Implementation Guidelines and Recommendations

Implementation of the new Multiple Primary and Histology rules, National Provider Identifiers

NAACCR 2006 Implementation Guidelines and Recommendations

New data items Systemic/Surgery Sequence, Comorbidities and Complications #7–10, and ICD Revision Comorbidities and Complications and conversion of Primary Payer at Diagnosis

NAACCR 2004 Implementation Guidelines: Collaborative Staging and Benign/Borderline Intracranial and CNS Tumors

Collaborative Staging data collection and required reporting of benign and borderline intracranial and CNS tumors were both implemented in 2004.

NAACCR 2003 Implementation Work Group: Guidelines and Recommendations

Transition from ROADS to FORDS

NAACCR Guidelines for ICD-O-3 Implementation

ICD-O-3 coding for site and morphology was adopted in 2001.

NAACCR Guidelines for Implementation of SEER Summary Stage 2000

SEER Summary Stage 2000 was applicable beginning in 2001, and was replaced by Collaborative Staging in 2004.