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

Current Data Standards

Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS): Revised for 2016
Use this manual for current cases. In most instances, it also should be used for historic cases being abstracted currently; exceptions are noted in the text.

Historic Data Standards

Facility Oncology Data Standards (FORDS)
Manuals implemented from 2003 through 2015

Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS)
Manuals implemented from1996 through 2002.

Registry Manuals and Coding Guidelines

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