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.

NAACCR XML Resources are publicly available online at:

Isaac Hands

Lead Software Architect, Kentucky Cancer Registry

Isaac Hands leads the software development efforts of the Kentucky Cancer Registry andassist in managing informatics operations, providing technical leadership, anddesigning data infrastructure at the Kentucky Cancer Registry and the UK MarkeyCancer Center Research Informatics Core. Mr. Hands oversees the software development,database and network operations, and customer support of the state-wide cancerpatient data management system in use at all hospital facilities in KY and thestatewide SEER/NPCR central cancer registry software.

Joseph D Rogers

Team Lead IDSAT, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Joseph D. Rogers received his B.S. and M.S. in Biology/Chemistry and Information Management respectively from Arizona State University (ASU).  He worked in Arizona for the Maricopa County Health Department as a project manager and data analyst before joining CDC in 1991 (first as a contractor and then as a federal employee in 1997).  During Mr. Rogers’ contracting years at CDC, he worked as a systems analyst on information technology projects, as a project manager, and as a data manager within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP).  When Mr. Rogers joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a federal employee, he initially worked for the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) as data manager and later joined the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC)/Cancer Surveillance Branch (CSB) in 1998 as the Team Lead for the Informatics, Data Science, and Applications Team (IDSAT).  In this capacity, Mr. Rogers is responsible for the leadership and management of the DCPC cancer informatics/data science projects and the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) application development/support.   Mr. Rogers has a keen interest in working with NPCR Programs to enhance their use of cancer registry data. He is particularly interested using cancer informatics and process automation to achieve more complete, timely, and accurate cancer incidence data. 

Fabian Depry, MS

Senior Systems Analyst

Information Management Services

Fabian Depry, focuses on the design and implementation of biomedical computer systems.  He has extensive experience and expertise in systems design and object-oriented programming, focusing mainly on Java Desktop and Web applications. Mr. Depry is a lead developer and designer on the SEER*DMS project.  He also designed and developed the SEER Abstracting tool, the SEER*Edits Submission tool and the SEER Data Viewer tool.  Mr Depry holds a BS in Computer Science from Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium and a MS in Computer Science from Hood College, Frederick.  He has been with IMS since 2003.

Jeff Reed

Senior Database Administrator for the NCDB database

Jeff Reed has over 30 years in Relational Database Technology and currently overseas the loading of NAACCR data into the COC’s NCDB database.  Jeff joined the XML workgroup only recently but has managed to put together a nice prototype to help showcase the integration of the XML data format utilizing the CDC’s XML.DLL to load the data into the NCDB database that he will be sharing with us today.   


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