Nevada Central Cancer Registry (NCCR) - Training & Education


Registrars Resources

Cyber Cancer Registry

Cyber Registry is an interactive virtual registry system provided by NPCR for developing and assessing the skills of cancer registry personnel. This virtual registry provides new cancer registrars an opportunity to gain hands-on practice in core areas of cancer registry operations, giving immediate feedback to users through practical exercises and assessments to evaluate level of competency, track training scores and provide a certificate of completion for each assesesent.

Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Neoplasm Online Training

Includes 13 presentations for the hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms project. New reportability rules went into effect for cases diagnosed beginning January 1, 2010. Each presentation includes a quiz testing key concepts. The National Cancer Registrars Association has approved the presentations for continuing education units. The presentations are located at the National Cancer Institute SEER Program. 

NPCR Education and Training Series (NETS)

NPCR Education and Training Series (NETS) is a series of self-paced modules containing slide presentations with accompanying detailed notes and exercises. CE’s are not available. Even though the description states that the NETS is designed for trainers, anyone can access the information. The series are located on the CDC NPCR training web site.

SEER Educate

This comprehensive training platform is tailored specifically for cancer registry professionals to improve technical skills through applied testing on the latest coding guidelines and concepts.

SEER Training Website

SEER's Training Web Site was developed to provide web-based training modules for cancer registration and surveillance, but can be used by anyone. The training modules on this site are funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program.

2007 Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules

Basic and advanced training is provided using several formats: power point slides, web casts and web cast transcripts. Includes training on general instructions and each of the covered sites. Exercises are included. CTR’s may obtain CE’s for participation. There are two sets of webcasts, "The Fundamentals" and "Beyond the Basics." The training is provided on the National Cancer Institute SEER web site.

How to Collect High Quality Cancer Surveillance Data

The Instructional Abstracting Modules are a series of educational tools for state trainers and self-instruction. They were developed by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) under contract for the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). Each module includes anatomy, general information, abstracting review, coding rules for NPCR-required data fields, and determining multiple primaries (before 2007). An abstract form and case scenarios for abstraction along with a pre- and post-test are provided. Individual modules include lung, prostate, breast, melanoma, colon and rectum, and central nervous system (both malignant and non-malignant) primary sites

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NCRA Center for Registry Education

NCRA is the premier education and training resource for the cancer registry community. The Center for Cancer Registry Education is designed to provide easy access to high-quality educational programming to support both seasoned professionals and those new to the field. This one-stop access site offers a variety of products and services, allowing you to tailor your training and manage continuing education credits. To address the need to increase the cancer registry workforce, the center also provides information on how to become a cancer registrar and earn the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR®) credential.

Stage Transition Topics

(Free) TNM and Summary Stage Training - The presentations were recorded at NCRA's 2014 annual conference and are free for viewing.  The sessions focus on the TNM and Summary Stage transition that will take place starting in 2016. Individuals seeking information on the transition and what it entails will benefit by viewing these sessions. CE credit is available for viewing most of the sessions. The member cost is $25 per CE hour. To purchase CE credit for presentations viewed, download and complete the Viewing Form. The form and payment must be submitted to NCRA per the instructions on the form. Once received by NCRA and processed, a completion certificate will be emailed to you.

NAACCR Educational Webinars

The Nevada Central Cancer Registry (NCCR) is pleased to provide access to recorded versions of these webinars at no cost to registrars. These recordings are valuable educational tools which provide comprehensive training, particularly for those webinars that are disease-specific, since information on anatomy, histology, Collaborative Stage coding, multiple primary/histology coding. Exercises, quizzes, questions and answers are also included. Three (3) NCRA CE credits per webinar are available.

  • 2014 - 2015 NAACCR Webinar Schedule
    • 10/02/2014 Directly Coded Stage Data: Using the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 7th Ed. and Summary Stage 2000
    • 11/06/2014 Collecting Cancer Data: Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasms
    • 12/04/2014 Using the Multiple Primary and Histology (MP/H) Coding Rules
    • 01/08/2015 Collecting Cancer Data: Testis
    • 02/05/2015 Collecting Cancer Data: Uterus
    • 03/05/2015 Abstracting and Coding Boot Camp: Cancer Case Scenarios
    • 04/02/2015 Collecting Cancer Data: Stomach and Esophagus
    • 05/07/2015 Collecting Cancer Data: Larynx and Thyroid
    • 06/04/2015 Collecting Cancer Data: Pancreas
    • 07/09/2015 Survivorship Care Plans
    • 08/06/2015 Collecting Cancer Data: Central Nervous System
    • 09/03/2015 Coding Pitfalls

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Last Updated: 7/20/2015