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Recap of the Colorado, New Mexico, Utah & Wyoming Multi-State Regional Conference

Recap of the Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming Multi-State Regional Conference September 14th & 15th, 2017 The primary focus of this year’s multi-state regional meeting was centered around the upcoming 2018 changes in the cancer registry field.   Steven Peace, CTR from the Florida Cancer Data System, traveled to Colorado to share information on ICD-O-3, MPH, TNM and other 2018 Updates, how to use the…

Posted on Sep. 29, 2017 in News & Events

Recap of the Illinois & Iowa Regional Educational Meeting – Christina Seminara

Recap of the Illinois & Iowa Regional Educational Meeting September 13th & 14th, 2017 I had the pleasure of representing Registry Partners at the Illinois & Iowa Regional Educational Meeting on September 13th and 14th in Moline, Illinois.   It was really nice to network with familiar colleagues but also meet new registry professionals  from other organizations & facilities. The meeting agenda was full of information…

Posted on Sep. 28, 2017 in News & Events

Recap of Association of North Carolina Cancer Registrars Association Annual Educational Conference

Recap of the Association of North Carolina Cancer Registrars Association Annual Educational Conference September 13th to September 15th, 2017 The Association of North Carolina Cancer Registrars Annual Educational Conference started off with a “room full of red” to celebrate ANCCR’s 40th Anniversary which is symbolized by the Ruby. This was an excellent meeting that brought different knowledge and perspectives to the registry community on a wide…

Posted on Sep. 27, 2017 in News & Events

NAACCR 2016-2017 Webinar Series Collecting Cancer Data: Melanoma Part 1

FROM THE CANSWER FORUM: NAACCR WEBINAR 2016-2017 SERIES: Collecting Cancer Data:  Melanoma Part 1 – MP/H Rules Multiple Primary & Histology Rules M3: Topography codes different at second (Cxx.x), third (Cxx.x) or Fourth character (Cxx.x) are multiple primaries EX: Patient has invasive melanoma on right leg (C44.7) and an invasive melanoma on right arm (C44.6) M4: Different laterality are multiple primaries EX: Patient has invasive melanoma…

Posted on Sep. 26, 2017 in How Should I Code This?