Missouri Cancer Registry achieves Gold Certification

Aug. 10, 2023

The Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center (MCR) recently achieving Gold Certification through the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR).

The MCR, which recently joined the University of Missouri Department of Public Health, also achieved the 2022 NAACCR Registry of Distinction. 

For Gold Certification, a cancer registry’s data needs to meet the following criteria: 

  • Case ascertainment has achieved 95% or higher completeness.
  • A death certificate is the only source for identification of fewer than 3% of reported cancer cases.
  • Fewer than 0.1% duplicate case reports are in the file.
  • All data variables used to create incidence statistics by cancer type, sex, race, age and county are 100% error-free.
  • Less than 2% of the case reports in the file are missing meaningful information on age, sex and county.
  • Less than 3% of the cases in the file are missing meaningful information on race.
  • The file is submitted to NAACCR for evaluation within 23 months of the close of the diagnosis year under review.

In addition, the MCR is certified as a 2022 U.S. Cancer Statistics Registry for Surveillance and 2022 Registry of Distinction awards.

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