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California Cancer Registry
Volume 2, Issue 1
Mary Brant, BA, CTR
Analyst IV
California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiologic Surveillance (CalCARES) Program
Institute for Population Health Improvement
UC Davis Health System
Now that you are accustomed to the new functions of Volume I, the California Cancer Registry (CCR)
has decided to organize a comprehensive review in order to improve upon the content. This process is
currently underway and has a tentative implementation of 2015, when the Annual Data changes are
put into production. The team is made up of the following CCR staff: Cheryl Moody, Marilyn Scocozza,
Jenna Mazreku, Mary Brant and Donna Hansen. The draft version will be made available for regional
registry review and comment prior to final release.
The intention of the examination of Volume I performed by the team will be:
1. To provide recommendations on clarity and the overall relevance of
the material in each section.
2. Inspect the documentation to make sure the information is up-to-
date and represents current abstracting requirements. Identify parts
of sections that may need to be rewritten, combined with another
section, or possibly deleted, if not relevant.
3. Address specific sections that can be reformatted in order to clearly
and concisely inform registrars of the instructions being presented.
With the collaboration of the Regional Registry staff who volunteered to be part of the analysis
process, the CCR hopes to continue to streamline Volume I to help registrars find abstracting and
coding answers quickly. Stay tuned for more information on the Content and Formatting of Volume I.
Volume I: Content & Formatting
Donna Hansen, CTR
Production Automation & Quality Control Unit
Auditor/Training Coordinator
California Cancer Reporting and Epidemiologic Surveillance (CalCARES) Program
Institute for Population Health Improvement
UC Davis Health System
We are happy to announce that the California Cancer Registry received the NAACCR Gold Certification
for our 2011 incidence Data at the June 2014 NAACCR meeting.
In the next issue of CCR Innovations we will share more detailed information about the NAACCR
conference along with four terrific poster presentations created by the PAQC unit.
NAACCR Gold Certification
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