Developed and presented by members of the NCRA Education Committee, the Registry Best Practice Podcasts and Staging ShortsSeries of audio and visual presentations are intended to help your abstracting process become more efficient and accurate. These audio presentations are short, direct, and easy to understand. The Education Committee welcomes your ideas for topics you would like to hear in the future. Send an email with your ideas to the Committee.
NCRA's Mini-Learning Shorts
The NCRA Education Committee has created a selection of short, 10-minutes or less, presentations to address important points in each of the topics. The presentations are intended for new registrars to help clarify procedure and duties in the registries, and for seasoned registrars, who may need a refresher.
Using the Manuals - Abstracting a Breast Case
Members of the NCRA Education Committee will discuss cancer case reportability and the tools used by registrars, different methods of casefinding, the casefinding list and non-reportable cases, and the standards that guide registrars.
Presenter Juliet Wilkins, MA, CTR will discuss the follow-up process and its relation to accurate data in the registry record. She will provide answers to questions about differences in terminology used by physicians and that which is used by cancer registrars in the registry. The presentation will provide examples to illustrate the differences in the definitions between recurrence of a disease and disease-free.
Susanna Mitchell from the NCRA Education Committee, provides a breast case and works through the scenario using the manuals in the most effective way. She provides handy tips and techniques for finding the information needed.
Using the Manuals - Solid Tumor Rules
Using the Manuals - Abstracting a Lung Case
Summary Stage 2018 Overview
This presentation is a quick overview of the Solid Tumor Rules (STR) and it provides tips on using them. Presented by the NCRA Education Committee Chair, Juliet Wilkins, CTR, this session may help you clarify important aspects of the STR in a concise way.
Juliet Wilkins, CTR Chair of the NCRA Education Committee, provides a lung case and works through the scenario using the manuals in a most effective way. She provides handy tips and techniques for finding the information needed.
In this presentation, NCRA Education Committee member Susanna Mitchell, CTR, reviews the general rules and updates of Summary Stage (SS) 2018 and provides examples of correctly assigning SS 2018 Stage.
SSDI General Overview
The presentation provides a thorough review of the general rules of the Site-Specific Data Items (SSDI) and will discuss how to correctly assign an SSF schema.