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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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PUF Data Available

The NCDB is pleased to announce that the Participant User File (PUF) application for 2004-2017 PUF data is now open. The NCDB is accepting applications for site-specific files. The PUF application is open year-round, except for periods of brief maintenance and updates. Please note, there are major changes to the PUF web page and PUF data.

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RCRS Launch

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) National Cancer Database (NCDB) is pleased to announce that the Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) will go live Monday, September 28, 2020. Details are available to help you prepare for the launch.

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Webinar Series

The Better Data; Better Quality; Better Outcomes webinar series will focus 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.

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