ZOOM Webinars: The MCR-ARC has begun presenting topics of interest using ZOOM. Quarterly 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 Zoom Webinars page. To register for the next webinar, 'Grade: Breast 2018' scheduled for August 8, 2018, click here.
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 16-17, 2018. To ensure your place, be sure to register here by August 6.
MCR has a YouTube channel! MCR staff has created a YouTube presentation on Coding Benign CNS Tumors. At just 10 minutes long, you can quickly review anatomy, primary site, sequence numbering, laterality, multiple primary and staging rules including changes for 2018. Please take a look and give us your feedback on this new teaching tool. If you like this format or have ideas for other issues that can be addressed as short topics and presented in this manner, send your feedback and suggestions to Jennifer Sedovic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MCR Facebook page: Like/Follow us on Facebook to stay informed on the latest news, promotions, events and updates from our Registry as well as information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
NAACCR 2018 Central Registry Webinars and Recordings: The Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center is hosting the NAACCR Cancer Registry and Surveillance Webinar Series for 2017-2018. 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.
County-specific Data: The latest data (2010-2014) 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.
2017 American Cancer Society Statistics: This annual report provides the estimated numbers of new cancer cases and deaths in 2017, as well as current cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics and information on cancer symptoms, risk factors, early detection, and treatment. Also available for viewing on our Data page.