AJCC Curriculum for Registrars - Module II Beginning

Before starting you will need the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th Edition, Breast chapter. The pretest and posttest results will be kept confidential and only used in aggregated or as de-idenified data. 

Each module builds upon the information and knowledge shared in the previous module.


For questions about this course, please contact ajcc@facs.org.

Target Audience

This course is targeted towards CTRs. 

Learning Objectives

The participants of this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate correct usage of classifications
  • Employ principles of assinging T, N, and M categories
  • Distinguish choices for assigning stage group
  • Illustrate critical thinking skills in applying AJCC rules
  • Utilize additional materials
  • Evaluate self-guided learning through webinar and quiz
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Donna M. Gress, RHIT, CTR, is the Technical Specialist for the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) in Chicago, IL; Technical Editor of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition; and lead author of the manual’s Chapter 1: Principles of Cancer Staging.

An active member of Health Information Management and Cancer Registry professions, and held many offices and chairs. A past president of the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), received the NCRA Distinguished Member Award, and NCRA Educational Achievement Awards. She has co-authored the AHIMA/NCRA Cancer Registry Management classes and an editor of Cancer Registry Management: Principles & Practice, 3rd edition, textbook. Her work experience includes that of an RHIT in the health information management field and more than 38 years in the cancer registry field, with 27 of those years in hospital cancer registries.


Once you have completed this module. You will be able to print your certificate of completion and claim your 2 CE hours for NCRA Program #2015-020.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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