Important Links & Resources

Cancer Registry Association of Arizona’s List of Useful Websites

National Cancer Registrars Association
NCRA is a not-for-profit association representing cancer registry professionals and Certified Tumor Registrars (CTR). NCRA’s primary focus is education and certification with the goal to ensure all cancer registry professionals have the required knowledge to be superior in their field. Worldwide, there are 5,000+ NCRA members and CTRs.

American College of Surgeons Cancer Programs
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.

Collaborative Stage
The Collaborative Stage Data Collection System (CS) Web pages serve as the main repository for CS-related items including coding instructions, software, and education and training resources for cancer registrars and cancer registry software vendors.

Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
NCI SEER promotes and guides cancer registrars to improve cancer registry data by providing pertinent information, education and training opportunities. This site will assist cancer registrars

Need a hospital’s FIN # (Facility Identification Number) for your abstract?
Check out (provided by ACoS).

I & R (Inquiry & Response) system on the American College of Surgeons’ website:
Go to (provided by ACoS).

The ‘infamous lymph node man’, detailing regional lymph node sites in the body:
Head over to (provided by National Cancer Institute).

SSDI-Social Security Death Index:
Visit (provided by NEHGS) or

Find A Grave:
Looking for expired patients, look for their grave at FindAGrave.

World’s Most Comprehensive Dictionary of Medical Eponyms:
To discover the history behind common medical terms, go to

For anything you really wanted to know about pathology, but were afraid to ask:
Stop by, a funny and easy to understand website!

Want to know what that special stain or tumor marker on that pathology report refers to?
Alphabetical search available at

Prior criminal patients lost to follow-up? offers criminal background searches.

Looking for a physician address out of state?
Make your way to (provided by Administrators in Medicine, a national organization for state medical & osteopathic board executives).

Pleural mesothelioma information:
Pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer that develops in the lungs. It is caused solely by exposure to asbestos which are present in everything from children’s toys to naval carriers. is a website that offers information and steps to take after a diagnosis of mesothelioma.

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