We would like to recognize the Indiana State Cancer Registry for two outstanding recognitions recently awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).
The Indiana State Cancer Registry received the Registry of Distinction award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Program of Cancer Registries. This award was only received by 21 out of 48 central cancer registries in the nation and is the result of meeting the highest standards for data timeliness, completeness and quality of data on the most recent data submission to the CDC/NPCR.
In addition ISCR also received Gold Certification from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) for the evaluation of its 2013 data submitted during the National Call for Data which took place in November, 2015. This is the highest level of distinction awarded by NAACCR. Achieving Gold Certification means the data submitted by the Indiana State Cancer Registry is complete, accurate and timely including: a 95% or higher case ascertainment completeness rate, 3% or fewer reported cancer cases classified as death certificate only cases, fewer than 0.1% duplicate case reports, 100% error free data on variables used to create incidence statistics by cancer type, sex, race, age and county, less than 2% of cases are missing information such as age, sex and county, less than 3% of cases are missing information such as race, the data file was submitted to NAACCR within 23 months of the diagnosis year under review.
The Indiana State Cancer Registry is a long-time client of Registry Partners and we are extremely proud to work with a team that shares the same level of commitment and passion for the quality of cancer data. We would like to congratulate our team members, Donna Jenkins, CTR, Project Director, and Heather Price, CTR, Project Manager, as well as the entire Indiana State Cancer Registry team for receiving these distinguished awards.