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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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NCDB PUF

Application Period Opened January 23

The NCDB Participant User File (PUF) application period is open through February 24. Applications will be accepted for site-specific files, which include cases diagnosed between 2004 and 2014.

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2017 Call for Data

Deadline Extended

The 2017 NCDB Call for Data initial submission deadline has been extended to March 15. If complete data are submitted error free by March 15, the CoC program will be deemed compliant on Program Standard 5.5 and eligible for commendation on Standard 5.6.

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