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Quality Cancer Tools

The National Cancer Database (NCDB) maintains a number of web-based data applications that have been developed to promote access to NCDB data. These tools are for use by Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited programs as a means by which to evaluate and compare the cancer care delivered to patients diagnosed and/or treated at their facility with that provided at the state, regional, and national levels.

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Each of these reporting applications requires a log-in, and can be accessed through the CoC Datalinks portal.

For detailed information about these data applications, select below:

  • NCDB Hospital Comparison Benchmark Reports (HCBR) allows users to generate user-defined reports to assess demographic, cancer identification, treatment, and administrative data either within one program, aggregated among CoC-accredited facilities, or compared to other programs.
  • NCDB Survival Reports (Survival) assesses unadjusted AJCC stage-stratified, five-year observed survival rates for all cancer sites. This reporting tool enables users to generate program-specific survival reports filtered by primary site of the cancer and diagnosis period.
  • NCDB Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) is the quality data platform for all NCDB data submissions and quality measures for the National Cancer Database. 
  • Cancer Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) is unique in providing not only short-term quality and outcome data, but also long-term outcome data including five-year survival rates for commonly treated malignancies stratified by stage. This annually released report can be used by CoC-accredited programs to assess quality within their programs.
  • Data Completeness and Default Overuse Report provides feedback to accredited programs about submission of missing, unknown, or nonspecific information for data items required by the NCDB.