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Registry Manuals and Coding Guidelines

Commission on Cancer Registry Manuals

Current and historic registry coding manuals (FORDS, ROADS, STORE).

Manuals and Coding Tools from Sources Outside the Commission on Cancer

Primary resources for case-finding lists, ICD-O-3 site and histology code manual, multiple primary and histology rules and codes, hematopoietic and lymphoid rules, American Joint Committee on Cancer and Collaborative Stage manuals, SEER*Rx for coding systemic agents.

Implementation Guidelines

These manuals are produced at the time of major changes in coding of registry data. They clarify conversion issues, specify continuation of required items when changes occur, and outline expectations and resources for hospital registries, central registries, and registry software providers.