Beginning with cases diagnosed January 1, 2016, the
standard-setters in the U.S. and Canada will require AJCC TNM and Summary Stage
coding to be recorded in the cancer registry abstract. Collaborative Stage will
no longer be used.
To ensure the cancer surveillance community is prepared
for this change, the AJCC has asked NCRA to prepare an Education Needs
Assessment. The goal of the assessment is to identify gaps in knowledge and
skills in order to determine the training and education needed to prepare for
the 2016 shift in staging process.
Below is a summary of activity to date:
|Late November 2013:
||Two separate surveys for hospital and central registrars distributed|
|December 10, 2013:
|December 2013 - January 2014:
|January 31, 2014:
||Meeting of AJCC, NCRA, CoC, SEER, and NAACCR to discuss analysis and develop action plan|
Full results of the AJCC-NCRA Education Needs Assessment
will be presented on Friday, May 14, 2014 from 2:15-3:00 PM at the NCRA
Annual Educational Conference in Nashville, TN.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions about the needs assessment.
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