SEER has announced the release of SEER*Education, an online training platform for people in the cancer registry profession or who are interested in working in the registry. The product makes available 295 practice cases across the twelve largest primary site groups for coding using the Collaborative Stage version 02.04 and the 2013 SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual. Practice exercises are currently available on Medical Terminology, Statistics, Computer Principles, and Commission on Cancer Standards. New content will be made available quarterly. The application currently is only available with the web browser Mozilla Firefox. You can get started at https://educate.fhcrc.org SEER*Educate is funded by Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
The NCRA Formal Education Program Review Committee is looking at ways that students who are working on the 160-hour clinical practicum can gain some of the experience they need abstracting/coding via a virtual product. They are currently evaluating this product to see whether it fulfills the requirements.