All NAACCR Talks

  • Cancer in World Trade Center Rescue & Recovery Workers: Past Findings, Current Research and the Future

    Recorded On: 09/11/2019

    The collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 created an unprecedented mixture of hazardous materials including known and suspected carcinogens including, but not limited to, asbestos, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, and dioxins. Three research centers that follow cohorts of rescue/recovery workers since the WTC disaster include: the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY); the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS); and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). These centers have reported mostly non-significantly elevated cancer rates post-exposure to the WTC-site. Challenges of determining the causal relationship between WTC exposure and cancer in rescue/recovery workers include: lack of individual-level exposure data for specific chemicals, different exposure ascertainment methodologies for the three cohorts, loss to follow-up, inadequate power for cohort-specific analyses, demographic heterogeneity between the cohorts, and the lack of a viable comparison cohort.

  • Call for Data 1995-2017 Instructional Webinar

    Recorded On: 09/04/2019

    During this webinar, presenters from IMS and NAACCR will review and discuss updates to… 1. On-line submission procedures and forms 2. New data items, Updates to Data Assurance Agreement & Consent Forms 3. NAACCRPrep 4. Call for Data Edits 5. Other CFD tasks (Virtual Pooled Registry file submission, CaRRI, registry contact updates) The webinar will be recorded and posted to the NAACCR Call for Data page after the webinar: https://www.naaccr.org/call-for-data/ Submission documents will be posted by Thursday, September 13th. Additional tools and supplemental information will be posted as soon as available. We strongly encourage anyone involved in the NAACCR Call for Data submission to view this webinar.

  • Geocoding Instructional Webinar

    Recorded On: 08/21/2019

    During this webinar, presenters will introduce, review, demo and/or discuss: 1. Alias Tables for improving data quality and reducing the burden of manual matches 2. Micro Match Status-a new variable describing the quality of a geocoding match 3. Advanced Search options including "Exhaustive Search," "Uncertainty Hierarchy," and "Limit Minimum Match Score" 4. New NAACCR Manual Geocoding Interface (Beta version) 5. Operations: how to interpret long/lat precision, which census years to append This webinar is relevant to all users of the NAACCR Geocoder including those accessing via the NAACCR Webpage or API, such as SEER*DMS users.

  • Virtual Pooled Registry Cancer linkage System (VPR-CLS)

    Recorded On: 08/06/2019

    This webinar aims to more broadly share information on the Virtual Pooled Registry Cancer Linkage System (VPR-CLS) that was presented during the 2019 NAACCR/IACR Annual Meeting. Geared toward U.S. registries with knowledge of the VPR-CLS, the webinar will include presentations on the following: - VPR-CLS Pilot Testing and Next Steps - Status of the Templated IRB/Registry Application, Implementation of the Central IRB, and Local Context Issues - Cancer Ascertainment by U.S. Population-Based Cancer Registries, Self-Report and Death Certificates in the Nationwide U.S. Radiologic Technologist Cohort: A Preliminary Report

  • Annual Report to the Nation with a Special Feature on Cancer in Adults Aged 20-49

    Recorded On: 06/27/2019

    On behalf of NAACCR and our co-authors from ACS, CDC, and NCI, we are pleased to present a webinar on the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. This is our 21st Annual Report, and NAACCR was the lead agency. The Annual Report represents a collaborative effort by senior researchers from each major cancer surveillance organization in the United States to produce the up to date and comprehensive trends in cancer incidence and mortality. Each year we also focus on a special topic, and this year we focused on cancer among adults aged 20-49.

  • California Research Highlights: Focus on Minority Populations

    Recorded On: 05/30/2019

    California is the most populated state and has the largest ethnic/racial minority population in the US. With 20% of the nation’s minority population living in the state, California has a unique population to both describe and serve in regards to cancer prevention and control. This NAACCR Talk highlights three California, minority-focused cancer research projects on Chinese Americans, Hispanics, and African Americans.

  • NCI Methods and Tools for Population-Based Cancer Statistics

    Recorded On: 05/02/2019

    The Surveillance Research Program (SRP) at the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences of the National Cancer Institute provides national leadership in the science of cancer surveillance in the US, which includes analytical tools and methodological expertise in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating reliable population-based cancer statistics. This surveillance infrastructure benefits the public, policymakers, and scientists in understanding changes in cancer incidence and outcomes in all segments of the US population over time. The objective of the webinar is to provide an overview of the breadth and scope of statistical software and tools in the areas of incidence and mortality, survival, prevalence, and geospatial methods and tools. At the completion of the webinar, audience will gain a basic understanding of the software/tools and will be able to explore in more details into specific tools that are applicable in their own work.

  • Getting Ready for NAACCR XML in 2020

    Recorded On: 03/27/2019

    Starting in 2020, after nearly 30 years of defining a fixed width format for data exchange, NAACCR will be transitioning Volume II of the NAACCR Data Standards and Data Dictionary to an XML based format. This webinar will highlight the readiness of registry software vendors for this important new data standard, as well as explaining the rich set of software resources and technical expertise available to the NAACCR community to make sure this transition to XML is as seamless as possible. This webinar will include presentations from NPCR, SEER, and the NAACCR XML Data Exchange Workgroup. If you are interested in the impact that NAACCR XML will have on your registry or organization and you would like to know the latest news on the XML transition, be sure to attend this webinar.

  • PREPARING YOUR MORTALITY DATA TO BE USED IN SEER*STAT

    Recorded On: 02/20/2019

    SEER*Stat is a powerful statistical application that is available free of charge from the US National Cancer Institute and provides a mechanism for the analysis of population-based cancer registry data. It has modules for the analysis and reporting of the four most common cancer-related metrics: incidence, survival, prevalence, and mortality.

  • PREPARING YOUR INCIDENCE DATA TO BE USED IN SEER*STAT

    Recorded On: 01/23/2019

    SEER*Stat is a powerful statistical application that is available free of charge from the US National Cancer Institute and provides a mechanism for the analysis of population-based cancer registry data. It has modules for the analysis and reporting of the four most common cancer-related metrics: incidence, survival, prevalence, and mortality.