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CAnswer Forum LIVE

In 2021, we are redesigning CAnswer Forum LIVE to focus on challenging standards, important initiatives, and emerging issues of interest to constituents in accredited cancer programs and centers. Below each webinar date and registration link below, you will find the topic focus for that month and a link to submit your questions on this topic. Additional topics may be added throughout the year so watch this webpage and the Cancer Programs News for updates.

CAnswer Forum LIVE is a 60-minute webinar that provides answers to questions about the Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) accreditation standards, the Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) manual and National Cancer Database (NCDB) data, as well as sharing important information on new initiatives and upcoming events from Cancer Programs.

The live webinar broadcasts are offered six times a year. Viewing of recorded content is available to staff at current and prospective CoC, NAPBC, and NAPRC programs.

NCRA Credits

Program Title

Program #

CE Hours Awarded

CAnswer Forum Live—February 10, 2021 (Handout)



CAnswer Forum Live—April 14, 2021 (Handout)



CAnswer Forum Live—June 9, 2021 (Handout)



CAnswer Forum Live—August 18, 2021



CAnswer Forum Live—October 13, 2021



CAnswer Forum Live—December 15, 2021



Participants must have the certificate of participation to claim the credit for the session.

Please note: CAnswer Forum LIVE does not qualify for Category A CE credits.

Upcoming Webinars  

CAnswer Forum LIVE—August 18, 2021
Quality Improvement and Standard 7.3
The deadline to submit questions for the August 18 webinar is noon CT on August 2.

CAnswer Forum LIVE—October 13, 2021
Rapid Cancer Reporting System and more on the STORE
Evaluating registry data – Understanding class of case and other data items
The deadline to submit questions for the October 13 webinar is noon CT on October 4.

CAnswer Forum LIVE—December 15, 2021
NAPBC standards and the patient journey
Rectal cancer standards and resources
The deadline to submit questions for the December 15 webinar is noon CT on December 6.

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