Question: 20210001

Status


Final

Category


#1:   SEER*RSA
#2:   Required data items
#3:   Melanoma


References


Source 1:   NAACCR Version 21 Data Standards
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Notes:   Chapter VIII: Required Status Table
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Question


SEER*RSA/Required data items--Melanoma:  The site-specific data item, Ulceration, states it is required by "All" in SEER*RSA but in the NAACCR Data Dictionary table it states is it required by SEER, Commission on Cancer (CoC), and Canadian Cancer Registry (CCCR), not the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). Does the definition of "All" in SEER*RSA not include NPCR? Also, please explain the difference between Required by: "All" and "Required by CCCR/Canada, COC, NPCR, SEER" (all listed out).



Discussion




Answer


Use the NAACCR Data Dictionary Required Status Table or refer to standard setter requirements.  Do not use SEER*RSA to determine which data items are required to be collected or transmitted.  Though "All" in SEER*RSA generally refers to the standard setters including CoC, NPCR, CCCR, and SEER, some items in SEER*RSA need updating; this is planned for 2022.



History




Last Updated


01/06/2021

Date Finalized


04/02/2021