American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Rapid Cancer Reporting System

In response to the valued feedback from our accredited cancer programs, the Commission on Cancer’s (CoC) National Cancer Database (NCDB) is launching a significant improvement to our technological infrastructure. We are pleased to announce that the Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) will be coming online this year. 

The Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) and the annual NCDB Call for Data have served as vital reporting and quality improvement tools providing both real time and long-term assessment of hospital-level adherence to quality of cancer care measures for CoC-accredited programs. 

Anticipated summer 2020, the new RCRS will replace the RQRS and NCDB annual Call for Data submissions. With RCRS, cancer programs will submit new and updated cases on a frequent basis (similar to the current RQRS procedure) and the annual NCDB Call for Data will be phased out. RCRS will serve as the new, single source of data submission for all CoC-accredited hospital registries.

Cases submitted to RCRS will include all disease sites from 2004 through current. The RCRS rollout will include the RQRS measures and RQRS will subsequently be shut down. By the end of this year the additional measures included in the Cancer Program Practice Profile Reports (CP3R) will be added to RCRS and the CP3R also will be gradually phased out. RCRS will then be the single data platform for real time and historical quality measure performance data.

RCRS Resources

The Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) Launch Date (9/10/20)

CoC Thanks RCRS Pilot Group (9/3/20)

Expected Changes for the New Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) (4/22/20)

Introducing NCDB's New Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS) (4/17/20)