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NCDB Announcement- Publication of the STORE

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (0)

NCDB Announcement: Publication of the STORE 2018

Over the years, the Commission on Cancer (CoC) has received valuable feedback to improve the data collected by the National Cancer Database (NCDB), which directly impacts the patients we all serve. The CoC acknowledges the magnitude of the 2018 changes, which seem overwhelming especially with the unexpected delay in the release of the tools and references that facilitate the task of abstraction including the STanda...

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SEER- CT State Tumor Registry- NAACCR v18 UPDATE

Posted on August 9, 2018 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

August 9, 2018

Remarkable progress has been achieved toward developing NAACCR v18 standards that are coordinated with clinical guidelines, and therefore highly relevant for all of us who support the fight against cancer. However, because of the many complex changes required to meet these clinical standards, implementation of the v18 standards has not been completed in an ideal timeline. NCI recognizes the challenges this delay represents for registrars, particularly in the hospital sett...

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Solid Tumor Rules Clarification

Posted on August 2, 2018 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear TRAC Members,

Clarification is needed, and I apologize for any confusion. Regarding “What to use and when?” NCRA sent out a notice this morning regarding Solid Tumor Rules. I revisited the SEER website, again. https://seer.cancer.gov/tools/solidtumor/

These rules are intended for 8 site groups for cases diagnosed on or after 01/01/2018. In addition, the website states:

The 2007 Multiple Primary & Histology rules will be used with a few small changes for...

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SUMMER, 2016 Edition VI

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 1:30 PM

President’s Message:

I hope everyone found some time to enjoy the summer. It has been great to relax, do something fun, and spend time with family and friends. I had a good summer but also traveled between two coasts and attended my first NCRA quarterly board meeting in Washington DC. The purpose of the meeting was orientation for the position of Public Relations/Communications Director.

At the meeting, we discussed the interim approval by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statist...

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Spring, 2016 Edition V

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 10:55 AM

TUMOR REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION of CONNECTICUT NEWSLETTER

SPRING, 2016 Edition V

President’s Message

Spring is in the air. It is a wonderful time of year. Trees and plants that were dormant during the winter come to life and begin to grow. We have great expectations as we wait for those flowers to bloom. For me, spring has also been a time of growth. I accepted a new position that allows me to work part time in California and part time in Connec...

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WINTER, 2015 Edition IV

Posted on February 26, 2016 at 7:15 AM

Welcome to the winter Tumor Registrars Association of Connecticut newsletter created to update members on professional and personal announcements. The holiday season is upon us and a new year is fast approaching. All around us are the lights, Christmas carolers, and people wishing good cheer. The shopping and parties have begun as we celebrate the season. Our wish for the holidays is peace and prosperity to all and a happy, healthy new year.

President's Message

This fall, the ...

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FALL 2015, Edition III

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 12:50 AM

Welcome to the fall Tumor Registrars Association of Connecticut newsletter created to update members on professional and personal announcements. As we leave summer behind and look forward to the fall, our lives get just a little bit busier. People are returning to school and our focus becomes preparation for the holidays. Trick or treat, giving thanks for what we have, and events shared with family and friends are all things to be enjoyed. Autumn in New England is a beautiful time of year ...

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TRAC Newsletter- Summer Edition

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

TUMOR REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION of CONNECTICUT NEWSLETTER

SUMMER, 2015 Edition II

Colleagues and Friends:

Welcome to the summer Tumor Registrars Association of Connecticut newsletter created to update members on professional and personal announcements. The newsletter has summer scenes that we hope you can all appreciate after a cold and snowy winter. The warm weather is finally here and our thoughts turn to fun in the sun, activities with friends a...

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Newsletter- Spring Edition

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (1)

TUMOR REGISTRARS ASSOCIATION of CONNECTICUT NEWSLETTER

SPRING, 2015 Edition I

Colleagues and Friends:

Welcome to the first quarterly Tumor Registrars Association of Connecticut newsletter created to update members on professional and personal announcements. I believe it will be a wonderful tool to improve communication among members, a chance to share information and ideas. If anyone has anything to contribute, please send via email. I plan to ...

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