Live Meeting: The MCR-ARC is pleased to offer Live Meeting sessions on a monthly basis. Click here to go directly to the Live Meeting page in order to view previously recorded sessions, or here to view the complete schedule and further details.

NAACCR 2012 Central Registry Webinars: MCR-ARC is pleased to once again host the NAACCR Cancer Registry & Surveillance Webinar Series for 2011-2012 which will be held at MCR-ARC's offices in Clark Hall. For a complete listing of 2011-2012 webinars, please click here.

Training Opportunities  Twice a year, MCR-ARC is pleased to offer the following courses for the education of new registrars and RHIT students. As each course has a different focus, please click on the links below to view complete details, or call us at 1-800-392-2829 to register or to receive specific information.

Abstracting Fundamentals This free class is geared toward new abstractors who are not familiar with the abstracting process. We use Abstract Plus to work through cases using the MCR-ARC Abstract Code Manual. If you are not familiar with abstracting and the MCR-ARC required fields, this is a great place to start. The class is held at the MCR-ARC offices in Columbia.

Basic Registry Training This is a 2-day course which presents an overview of staging formats, different types of treatment (surgery radiation & chemo), central registry background, ACoS requirements, case finding, follow-up, statistics, etc. This provides a general overview of what a cancer registry is and the audience includes RHIT students as well as new registrars.

Cyber Cancer Registry  Now available online, the Cyber Cancer 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 assesement.

CSv2 Training Session(s) have been removed. Please contact MCR-ARC staff for further Collaborative Staging updates.

State Organizations

Cancer Registry Education Programs (NCRA)


For questions or information not found on this website, please call 573-882-7775.

This project was supported in part by a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) (#U58/DP000820-05) and a Surveillance Contract between DHSS and the University of Missouri.