CRGC News Broadcast
October 21, 2014

The CRGC is committed to providing registrars with alternative educational options. The Seattle SEER Registry has developed a new on-line training program which is endorsed and sponsored by SEER. This comprehensive training is tailored specifically for cancer registrars to improve technical skills through applied testing on the latest coding guidelines and concepts. They are continually adding material to the site and the MP/H Rules and Anatomy and Physiology are the latest additions. 

Anatomy and Physiology


SEER is pleased to announce an expansion of the free training and continuing education series in SEER*Educate. Anatomy and Physiology has been released as a new module in General Knowledge.  Within the Introduction and Twelve Systems are 4 to 9 tests, each with 20 questions. This is a self-study course equivalent to a college-level class.  Although no college credit is offered by SEER*Educate, some organizations may accept the SEER*Educate course as fulfilling an anatomy and physiology requirement.  This module can be used alone or it can be used to assess one's progress through classes, textbooks, or lectures.



  Multiple Primary and Histology (MP/H) Practical Application


The 2007 MP/H Rules (Revised August 24, 2012) contains site-specific rules for consistent and standardized coding of the number of primaries and histology. Each of the following site-specific modules include 5 case scenarios with answers and rationales to help registrars learn how to use the 2007 MP/H Rules:

  • Benign and Borderline Brain/CNS
  • Breast
  • Colon
  • Head and Neck
  • Kidney
  • Lung
  • Malignant Brain/CNS
  • Melanoma
  • Other Sites
  • Urinary

This new content is available from the Training Menu in the Practical Application section. One of the best ways to learn cancer registry work is by doing cancer registry work. A primary goal of SEER*Educate is to provide access to free practical application exercises to learn how code and apply guidelines associated with various aspects of a registrar's responsibility. We have applied to the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) for continuing education credits for this entire series.

Sign up at SEER*Educate today by visiting and Learn by Doing!

SEER*Educate is funded by Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Mignon Dryden 
Education and Training Coordinator
Cancer Registry of Greater California