Reference Materials

These links include downloadable manuals, databases, and other references.

  1. SEER Coding and Staging Manual (2010)
    The 2010 manual is to be used for cases diagnosed January 1, 2010 and forward.
  2. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS)External Website Policy
    The FORDS manual is required for use by Commission on Cancer (CoC) approved hospital cancer registries.
  3. Collaborative Stage Data Collection System (CS)External Website Policy
    The Collaborative Stage Data Collection System is a carefully selected, medically relevant set of data items that describe how far a cancer has spread at the time of diagnosis. CS a hybrid or combined system that collects information used by the computer algorithm to derive AJCC TNM, Summary Stage 1977 and Summary Stage 2000.
  4. Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules
    The 2007 Multiple Primary and Histology coding Rules promote consistent and standardized coding by cancer registrars.
  5. Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasm Case Reportability and Coding Manual and the Hematopoietic Database
    The Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Neoplasm Case Reportability and Coding Manual is required for abstracting and coding all Hematopoietic neoplasms diagnosed January 1, 2010 and forward.
  6. ICD-9-CM and ICD-10 Casefinding lists
    A casefinding reference consisting of the diagnostic codes used by hospitals that correspond to reportable diseases for cancer registries.
  7. Historical Staging and Coding Manuals
    Historical manuals are maintained to document how codes and instructions have changed over time.
  8. SEER*Rx-Interactive Drug Database
    A one-step look-up for oncology drug and regimen treatment categories in cancer registries. The program is free and can be downloaded from the website.
  9. ICD-O-3 Training module
    Introduction to ICD-O-3, initially published in 2001.
  10. Summary Stage 2000 module
    Introduction to Summary Stage 2000, initially published in 2001.
  11. Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) program
    The SEER program of the National Cancer Institute works to provide information on cancer statistics in an effort to reduce the burden of cancer among the US population by collecting data on cancer cases from various locations and sources throughout the US.
  12. NCI Physician Data Query (PDQ)
    The PDQ is NCI’s comprehensive cancer database. It contains summaries on a wide range of cancer topics, including clinical trials from around the world, a directory of professionals who provide genetic services, a dictionary of cancer terms, and the NCI drug dictionary.