Missouri Cancer Registration Center

What's New at MCR-ARC?

Fundamentals of Abstracting Workshop:  is a day and a half course held at the offices of the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center in Columbia, MO. This class is geared toward new abstractors who are not familiar with the abstracting process and is free of charge. Students use Abstract Plus to work through cases using the MCR-ARC Abstract Code Manual. For those not familiar with abstracting and the MCR-ARC required fields, this is a great place to start. The next workshop is scheduled for August 7 from 1pm-5pm and August 8 from 8am-4pm. To register, click here

Mini-Update: The latest mini-update for June 2017 is now available for viewing or download. To view, go to our Publications page or click on link above.

NAACCR 2017 Central Registry Webinars and Recordings: The Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center is hosting the NAACCR Cancer Registry and Surveillance Webinar Series for 2016-2017. All webinars will be held at MCR-ARC's offices in Clark Hall. Meetings are typically three hours in length and scheduled for the first Thursday of each month from 8am to 11am. To request login information for recorded sessions, or to view complete schedule and further details, go to our Education page.

MCR Manual: The edited 2016 edition of MCR's abstracting manual is now available for viewing or download. To view, click the preceding link or go to our Hospital Reporting page.

GoToMeeting(s) and Recordings: The MCR-ARC has begun presenting topics of interest using GoToMeeting.” Monthly emails are sent out and registrants receive instructions for logging in from the comfort of individual workstations via the web and phone connections. Meetings are scheduled for the second Tuesdays and Wednesdays of each month at 10am. While we are not currently offering CEs for these presentations, the information should be very helpful in your day-to-day registry work and plan to explore the option of offering CEs in the future. To view the complete schedule and further details as well as previously recorded sessions, go directly to our GoToMeeting page.

County-specific Data: The latest data (2008-2012) for Missouri counties is now available for viewing or download. To view or download information for a specific county or counties and data selection criteria, go directly to our County-level Data page or click on link above.

SEER Educate:   Is an online training platform for people in the cancer registry profession or interested in working at a registry. SEER Educate helps improve individual performance and provides standard setters an opportunity to use evidence-based summary data to improve coding consistency using the current coding manuals and to prepare new coding manuals addressing issues found in existing manuals. This tool offers training, no matter where you are on the registrar career path, experienced or inexperienced, certified or not certified, hospital-based or population-based. For more information, go to our Education page or click on link above.

Tool for New Registrars:  Newly located on Education page, howjsay.com is a free online talking dictionary of English pronunciation. Simply type in the word and when your entry appears in pink, mouse over to hear it pronounced.

Death Clearance: Instructions for the annual Death Clearance follow-back process have recently been moved to our Hospital Reporting page.

2016 American Cancer Society Statistics: This annual report provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2016, as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment. Also availabe for viewing on our Data page.