College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Protocols
The following standards and guidelines were created to facilitate the standardized electronic reporting of cancer pathology and staging data to provincial and territorial cancer registries:
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Volume II includes the Data Standards and Data Dictionary for the collection of reportable cancers.
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation, the organization funded by Health Canada to advance Canada’s cancer control strategy, sponsored the adoption and implementation support of these protocols through its National Staging Initiative, and worked with Infoway to progress them to become Canadian Approved Standards.
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