NCI SEER supports cancer registrars with a new tool: The Glossary for Registrars.
The Glossary for Registrars is an interactive web-based tool with over 5,000 terms defined for cancer registrars.
Use the glossary to find definitions for anatomy terms, cancer-related terms, common diseases (and not-so-common diseases), physiology terms, surgical procedures, other treatment procedures, and much more.
Resources used to populate the glossary include
- NCI Data Dictionary
- American Brain Tumor Association
- Cancer Registry Management Principles & Practices for Hospitals and Central Registries
- Cancer Treatments Center of America
- Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology, 3rd edition
- MD Anderson
.....and many others
The glossary can be accessed directly from the SEER website or accessed by clicking on linked terms in the Hematopoietic database and SEER*Rx.
The glossary is a work in progress. New terms will be added and the tool will be updated quarterly.
If you have questions or comments about the glossary, please submit them to Ask a SEER Registrar and choose "Glossary for Registrars."
The Glossary for Registrars is also posted to the CRGC Website under Registrar Resources/Reference Links (crgc-cancer.org/registrar-resources).