Certified Registries

Certified Registries

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 CERTIFIED REGISTRIES!

In order to track trends in the occurrence of cancer in North America, every newly diagnosed cancer case is reported to a population-based state, provincial or territorial cancer registry where statistics are compiled in a standard format. This enables us to make comparisons across geographical areas and over time. In 1997, NAACCR instituted a program that annually reviews member registries for their ability to produce complete, accurate, and timely data. NAACCR annually reviews data from member registries to assure the quality, accuracy, and completeness of cancer incidence data based on pre-determined objective and independent registry certification criteria. In 2020, NAACCR added an additional registry recognition for registries with high quality data and follow-back efforts that support the use of their data in survival and prevalence analysis.

In 2020, cancer incidence data for cases diagnosed in 2017 for 69 of the 71 population-based cancer registries in North America were evaluated as part of the certification program. Eleven Canadian (9 Provinces and 2 territories) and 55 U.S. registries (50 states, Puerto Rico, and 4 metropolitan and 1 regional registry) were certified by NAACCR. The percentage of the North American population that is covered by high quality certified registries for 2020 is 100% for the US and approximately 77% for Canada. For the Survival/Prevalence Fitness for Use Recognition, 61 of 71 population-based cancer registries qualified. Nine Canadian (8 Provinces and 1 territory) and 52 U.S. registries (47 states, 4 metropolitan, and 1 regional registry) were certified by NAACCR. The percentage of the North American population that is recognized as Fit for Use for Survival/Prevalence analysis for 2020 is approximately 94% for the US and 77% for Canada.

Achieving NAACCR certification and Fitness for Use in Survival/Prevalence is a considerable accomplishment and represents months of diligent effort to ensure the quality and reliability of North American cancer data. Data collected by member registries form the backbone of the cancer surveillance system supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Cancer Institute and public health agencies in Canada. The cancer data form the basis of North American cancer statistics and estimates, and are integral to countless cancer research studies.

NAACCR CERTIFICATON YEAR 2020 GOLD and SILVER

NAACCR FIT FOR USE FOR SURVIVAL/PREVALENCE RECOGNITION

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