You Have Questions? We Have Answers!

This webinar provides an in-depth review of questions and answers on multiple data and registry operations topics that have been submitted to the CAnswer Forum. The presenters share information on data items and codes used in the current version of Standards for Oncology Reporting Entry (STORE), concurrent abstracting, and other issues that are relevant both before and after the transition to the Rapid Cancer Reporting System (RCRS).

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

After this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Correctly interpret and apply STORE data items and codes to classify and code patient information for entry into the cancer registry database.
  • Describe the rationale for changes to abstracting and data submission processes in the RCRS system.
  • Apply new knowledge and best practice information to current abstracting and data management operations to ensure efficient and timely completion of abstracting and submission of data to the NCDB.


  • 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

Moderator - Cindy Traylor-Richards, CTR - Nothing to disclose 
Ms. Traylor-Richards is the newest member of the National Cancer Database (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 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 Commission on Cancer (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.

Panelist - Janet Vogel - Nothing to disclose 
Ms. Vogel is the compliance and quality auditor/educator for himagine Solutions. She is currently serving on the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) Board as professional development director. Ms. Vogel has more than 25 years of experience in working in the cancer registry profession ranging from oncology data manager at a CoC-accredited hospital program, a radiation oncology group, and software vendor. She has been a frequent speaker for himagine, several state associations, North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, and NCRA. Ms. Vogel is also a contributing author to The Journal of Registry Management, FCRA Sun Times, and various other state cancer registry publications.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course.

1 continuing education credit for #2020-150 will be provided from National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), of which 1 hours meet the Category A requirement.

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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