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CAnswer Forum LIVE October 14 Canceled

Due to upcoming changes with the National Cancer Database's (NCDB) RCRS system, we will be using the timeframe of 12:00 pm CT on October 14 to host an orientation webinar on the NCDB RCRS system (see below for details). Register today for this important webinar!

If you submitted a question for the October 14 session of CAnswer Forum LIVE, you will receive a response from a member of the Cancer Programs staff by October 14. Thank you for understanding.

Sign Up Today for the RCRS Orientation Webinar

Join Ryan McCabe, PhD, and Susanne Kessler, CTR, National Cancer Database staff, and Nischal Taylor, cancer registry lead-business system analyst for IQVIA, for an orientation webinar on the new Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS). The session will include information on accessing and effectively using the system and the available reporting function. Because of the informational nature of this content, CE credits are not available.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020  12:00 Noon–1:00 pm CT
Repeat session: Wednesday, October 28, 2020  12:00 Noon–1:00 pm CT
(Note: The content is the same for both webinars. Please register for only one.)

Space is limited and we are expecting a large audience so reserve your place in the webinar today. Due to the audience size, the webinars will not offer a dial-in number. You must listen through your computer speakers.

Please submit questions to

CoC Standards Chapters 1-9 Videos NOW Available

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) has released a series of informational videos on the standards in Optimal Resources for Cancer Care (2020 Standards). Viewers can access the videos and download the slides on the CoC website. Topics include:

  • Chapters 1 and 2: Institutional Administrative Commitment and Program Scope and Governance
  • Chapter 3: Facilities and Equipment Resources
  • Chapter 4: Personnel and Services Resources
  • Chapter 5: Patient Care: Expectations and Protocols
  • Chapter 6: Data Surveillance and Systems
  • Chapter 7: Quality Improvement
  • Chapter 8: Education: Professional and Community Outreach
  • Chapter 9: Research

Vew the videos and download the slides.