CAnswer Forum LIVE - December 2020

The CAnswer Forum LIVE is a 60-minute webinar that is available for viewing for current and prospective Commission on Cancer (CoC), National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), and National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer (NAPRC) programs. In addition to answering submitted questions, this webinar also includes important information from the Cancer Programs regarding upcoming events and clarification and updates on the standards.  This session will focus on answering questions about the new and changed data elements in the newest version of the STORE manual, RCRS, and other data-related issues and assist participants to correctly interpret and consistently apply coding requirements to abstract cancer registry data.

Target Audience

  • Certified Tumor Registrar
  • Cancer Committee Chair
  • Cancer Liaison Physician
  • Cancer Program Administrator
  • Oncology Nurse
  • Allied Health Professional 

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will be able to apply new CoC, NAPBC, or NAPRC standards to their facility immediately.


  • For questions about the course, please contact
  • For questions about the CoC, NAPBC, or NAPRC Standards, submit questions in the CAnswer Forum.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Faculty Disclosures

Susanne Kessler, MSM, RHIT, CTR - Nothing to disclose
As the manager of the NCDB Information and Data Standards since 2018, she has been instrumental in the support of the new platform Rapid Cancer Reporting System and the STORE v2021 release.

Delores Akins, CTR - Nothing to disclose
As a NCDB User Support Specialist, she addresses NCDB mailbox emails, CAnswer Forum, NCDB tools, STORE, and provides ratings for Standards 6.2 Data Submissions and 6.3 Data Accuracy.

Cindy Traylor-Richards, CTR - Nothing to disclose

Ms. Traylor-Richards is the newest member of the NCDB User Support team. Her previous experience includes CTR Compliance Coordinator at the University of KY Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network. Ms. Traylor-Richards has experience in both CoC-accredited and non-accredited facilities with experience also in KY’s central registry. She has extensive experience assisting both small and large facilities with CoC accreditation as well as assisting seasoned programs with CoC re-accreditation and deficiency resolutions. Ms. Traylor-Richards provided registry and CoC guidance to 21 facilities within KY and will be providing suggestions on how to transition to concurrent abstracting.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. 

1 continuing education credit for December 2020 - # 2020-011 will be provided from National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).

ACS Cancer Programs is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP17437, for 1 contact hour. 

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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