New and Improved: Updates to STORE

Beginning in 2021, the Standards for Oncology Registry Entry (STORE) will change to reflect current diagnosis and treatment practices. This webinar shares details on new and updated data items and their application to ensure accurate and consistent coding of cancer registry information. In addition, the presentation reviews the data items that have been retired from STORE and will no longer be collected by the National Cancer Data Base.

Target Audience

The Better Data; Better Quality; Better Outcomes webinar series is for all members of the multidisciplinary care team at health care facilities that treat patients with cancer, including but not limited to: 

  • Cancer committee members
  • Navigators
  • Nurses
  • Physicians (Cancer Liaison Physicians)
  • Program leadership (cancer program administrators, breast program directors, breast program leaders)
  • Registrars

Learning Objectives

  • Correctly interpret and apply new and updated STORE data items and codes to classify and code patient information for entry into the cancer registry data base. 
  • Describe the rationale for data items that have been retired from STORE and the effect of this change on the cancer registry workload.
  • Apply knowledge of the new and updated data items to current abstracting and data management operations to ensure efficient, consistent, and timely completion of abstracting and submission of data to the NCDB.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 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

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Conflict of Interest

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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

Dr. Ryan McCabe, PhD - Nothing to disclose 
Currently the Senior Manager of the National Cancer Database (NCDB) since 2014, he was previously the director of clinical and research informatics for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Before beginning work in health care research, Dr. McCabe was a software developer and entrepreneur. He completed a PhD in computer science from the University of Minnesota focusing on machine learning, computational modeling and validation, probability theory, and computational neuroscience. He has published research in the areas of chronic disease, medical informatics, and quality of life in cancer patients. He is interested in creating and integrating information tools for clinicians and patients with cancer to help inform the decision-making process of screening, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship.

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
Cindy the newest member of the NCDB User Support team. Her previous experience includes CTR Compliance Coordinator at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network. Ms. Traylor-Richards has experience in both Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited and non-accredited facilities with experience also in Kentucky’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 Kentucky 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 #2020-154 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

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