Update - AJCC NCRA Education Needs Assessment

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: ​Surveys closed
​December 2013 - January 2014: ​Response analysis
​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 csv2@facs.org with any questions about the needs assessment.

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