Very often NCRA and its members turn to other organizations in order to collaborate and provide continuing education, updates on industry standards, and vital information to the universe of cancer registry professionals. NCRA provides links* to other organizations with which we have professional affiliations and common goals for the profession.
Cyber Cancer Registry
The Cyber Cancer Registry is an interactive virtual registry system for developing and assessing the skills of cancer registry personnel. This virtual registry provides new cancer registrars an opportunity to gain hands-on practice in core areas of cancer registry operations. The Cyber Cancer Registry gives immediate feedback to the user through practical exercises and assessments to evaluate the level of competency, track training scores, and provide a certificate of completion for each assessment. Use of the Cyber Cancer Registry can serve to satisfy part of the clinical practicum for formal education programs approved by the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).
American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)
(and the Collaborative Staging Data Collection System (CSv2)
The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) was established in 1959 to formulate and publish systems of classification of cancer, including staging and end results reporting, which will be acceptable to and used by the medical profession for selecting the most effective treatment, determining prognosis, and continuing evaluation of cancer control measures.
The Commission on Cancer (CoC)
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), Inc.
Established in 1987, NAACCR, Inc. is a collaborative umbrella organization for cancer registries, governmental agencies, professional associations, and private groups in North America interested in enhancing the quality and use of cancer registry data. All central cancer registries in the United States and Canada are members.
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