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Introducing NCDB's New Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS)

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.

Anticipated Summer of 2020, the new RCRS will replace the Rapid Quality Reporting System (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 CP3R also will be gradually phased out. RCRS will then be the single data platform for real time and historical quality measure performance data. 

Keep an eye on your email and the ACS Cancer Programs newsletter, Cancer Program News, published every other Thursday, for the latest updates on RCRS. All communications will be archived and available on the RCRS page of the Cancer Programs website