Registrar Resources and Reporting

Registrar Resources and Reporting

As a cancer registrar, you are the cornerstone for collecting and reporting cancer data of the highest quality. CCR thanks you for your continued diligence and excellence in reporting cancer data. We are dedicated to providing you with the information you need to perform complete and accurate reporting.

To help you in your efforts to stay up-to-date on the latest reporting information and methods, CCR has compiled the following resources. To access additional resources that are not found here, please visit our Reporting Resources Library.

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Reporting Facility Codes


CCR Standards on Reporting Cancer in California

To maintain high standards in reporting accuracy, CCR has developed the following 5 volumes on cancer reporting. These standards documents cover the full range of reporting topics.

Appendix A: Terms and Definitions213.89 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix B: Postal Abbreviations for States and Territories of the United States167.92 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix C: Codes for Countries C.1 - Alphabetical and C.2 - Code Order253.08 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix D: Residency of Military Personnel183.71 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix E: Codes for Religions E.1 - Alphabetical and E.2 - Code Order198.21 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix F: Patient Information Sheet212.59 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix G: Codes for Case finding287.51 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix H: Codes for California Counties H.1 - Alphabetical and H.2 - Code Order209.39 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix I: Common Acceptable Symbols and Abbreviations I.1 - Term and I.2 - Abbreviation Order493.61 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix J: Spanish Surnames770.92 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix K: STORE Surgery Codes612.40 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix L: Data Alerts and Data Memos159.47 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix M: Q-Tips177.43 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix N: Data Items and their Required Status134.70 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix O: Race and Nationality O.1 – Alphabetical and O.2 – Code Order259.48 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix P: National Provider Identifier (NPI) Codes140.52 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix Q: Site-Specific Data Items (SSDIs)418.28 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix R: Coding Resources242.89 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix S: Historical Coding and Staging Manual Requirements for CCR323.85 KB DownloadPreview
Appendix T - Text Documentation Guidelines415.42 KB DownloadPreview


Reporting Updates


Provide recent updates and new reporting information. CCR also provides annual updates.

California Cancer Registry Inquiry System (CCRIS) is a centralized collection of the most frequently asked inquiries and responses relating to cancer reporting in California. The New User Tutorial can help familiarize you with how to use CCRIS.

Instantly download the CCR Metafile ( )- active as of 9/16/2022. Please contact us for older metafile copies.


Education and Training Webinars


CCR Education Resources

Register for free education through our Fundamental Learning Collaborative for the Cancer Surveillance Community, aka FLccSC (pronounced “flossy”). Access to FLccSC is available FREE to all California CTR’s or non-CTR’s who collect cancer data or provide cancer registry services for a California facility. FREE CEs available, including Category A.

FLccSC Content includes:

  • Monthly NAACCR Webinars worth 3 CEs
  • CCR Q-Tips – provide insights and education about coding for a range of topics and cancer types. Beginning with 2021, CCR Q-Tips have been moved to FLccSC. NOTE: A complete list of CCR Q-Tips can be found in Volume 1, Appendix M
  • Annual Data Changes presentation
  • Shared Training webinars from other states

To register as a NEW FLccSC User, OR to sign into your current FLccSC User account, use the following URL:

Download a quick tutorial with steps to register for FLccSC

Other Education Resources

  • SEER* EDUCATE: This educational product was developed by SEER for cancer registrars. SEER*Educate provides virtual one-on-one abstracting experience with hundreds of case scenarios, coding forms, and results pages, which include answers along with detailed rationales. This is an outstanding tool to provide recent graduates with an opportunity to prepare for a cancer registry career, assist registrars studying for the CTR exam, as well as provide current CTRs with an opportunity to earn CE hours in Practical Application and Registry Operations.
    Access SEER*Educate here:

Visual Editing Standards


In order to provide consistency in the visual editing process and to quantify the accuracy of cancer data from cancer reporting facilities, visual editing standards have been developed. The following resources provide information on the methodology used for these standards.


To access older CCR files that are not available here, please visit our Reporting Resources Library.

Reporting News

All pathologists are required to report cancer diagnoses electronically before January 1, 2019.

Learn more about implementing AB 2325.