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NCDB Better Data, Better Quality, Better Outcomes Webinar Series

This series focuses on the new National Cancer Database (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.

Registrar’s Guide to Updating Radiation Data Items

Recorded January 13, 2021

Keeping in mind that the use of data should always be the ultimate driver of rules for coding, this introduction to Version 2.0 of the “CTR Guide to Coding Radiation Therapy” focuses on why this data is collected and how it will be used.  We discuss experience-driven changes to the STORE, coding guidelines, and the content in this guide, in which the number of case studies has more than doubled compared to Version 1.0. We review a summary of general rules of coding radiation, discuss and illustrate selected new cases, and review available options when you don’t know how to code a case.

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AJCC Cervix Uteri - Version 9 Cancer Staging System

Recorded January 27, 2021

This presentation examines the new Version 9 format for cervix.  It explores the important changes in the new cervix staging.  The major differences between the 8th edition and Version 9 are discussed.

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A Better Way to Follow: Collaboration Between Hospitals and State Registries

Recorded September 30, 2020

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The Rationale for Radiation Oncology Data Items in STORE 2018

Recorded October 21, 2020

The data items describing radiation oncology treatment have not been modified for several years and limited the ability to capture new and more specific data which affect both the ability to analyze and report treatment results and patient outcomes. The new radiation oncology fields released in STORE make the data more relevant and easier to capture in cancer registry databases.

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You Have Questions? We Have Answers!

Recorded November 4, 2020

This webinar provides an in-depth review of questions and answers on multiple data and registry operations topics that have been submitted to the CAnswer Forum. The presenters share information on data items and codes used in the current version of Standards for Oncology Reporting Entry (STORE), concurrent abstracting, and other issues that are relevant both before and after the transition to the Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS).

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New and Improved: Updates to STORE

Recorded November 24, 2020

Beginning in 2021, the Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) will change to reflect current diagnosis and treatment practices. The presentation will share details on new and updated data items and their application to ensure accurate and consistent coding of cancer registry information.  In addition, the presentation will review the data items that have been retired from STORE and will no longer be collected by the NCDB.

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AJCC yc Stage Classification—When and How to Use

Recorded December 16, 2020

This presentation will explore the criteria and timing for the yc stage classification.  It will demonstrate when it is used and how to properly assign it. Neoadjuvant therapy guidelines and grade posttherapy clinical will also be discussed.

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