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National Cancer Database

National Cancer Database

The nationally recognized National Cancer Database (NCDB)—jointly sponsored by the American College of Surgeons and the American Cancer Society—is a clinical oncology database sourced from hospital registry data that are collected in more than 1,500 Commission on Cancer (CoC)-accredited facilities. NCDB data are used to analyze and track patients with malignant neoplastic diseases, their treatments, and outcomes. Data represent more than 72 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases nationwide and more than 40 million historical records. 

Online reporting tools are available to provide your program with comparative benchmarks for similar programs aggregated throughout your state, region, and across CoC-accredited programs as a whole. Additional reporting tools provide quality related performance measures in comparison to aggregated CoC-accredited programs, including quality improvement, quality assurance, and surveillance measures. Through comparison and evaluation, you can proactively improve delivery and quality of care for cancer patients in your cancer program.

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JACS Research News

A new analysis of cases in the National Cancer Database (NCDB) finds that there is an increased risk of cancer of the appendix for younger patients (less than 50 years old).

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Prompt Study

The NAPBC is pleased to announce the launch of the PROMPT study

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New Quality Measures

The NCDB has added 4 new quality measures: Gastric measure (GCTRT); Rectum measure (RCRM); Head & Neck measure (HadjRT); and Melanoma measure (MadjRx).

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NCDB in 2022

NCDB announces plans and updates for the coming year

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STORE Changes

Register to watch the recorded December CAnswer Forum LIVE session on STORE changes for 2022.

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NCDB Tools 2021

Download a copy of the NCDB Tools brochure. 

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