Awards and Achievements
Nebraska Cancer Registry Receives 20th Consecutive NAACCR Gold Certificate, Recognized as an NPCR Registry of ExcellencePublished: July 10, 2017
One of Five Registries in North America to Achieve 20 Consecutive Years of NAACCR Gold Certification
In 1997, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) instituted a program that reviewed member registries for their ability to produce complete, accurate and timely data. Annually for the past 20 years, the Nebraska Cancer Registry (State Tumor Registry) has responded to this call for data from NAACCR.
The Nebraska Cancer Registry has earned its twentieth Gold Certificate from the NAACCR. This makes our Nebraska Cancer Registry one of just five central registries in North America that has been able to achieve and maintain the Gold Certificate consecutively for 20 years. in addition, the Nebraska Cancer Registry has also been recognized by the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) as a Registry of Excellence.
Cancer registries that meet the Gold Standard for Registry Certification have achieved the highest NAACCR standard for complete, accurate, and timely data to calculate standard incidence statistics for the year reviewed. The assessment is repeated annually and the recognition only pertains to a single year of data.
To achieve NAACCR Gold Certification, the data from a cancer registry must meet all of 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 (US only).
The file is submitted to NAACCR for evaluation within 23 months of the close of the diagnosis year under review.
The Nebraska Cancer Registry staff at Methodist Hospital includes State Tumor Registry Coordinator Julie Nielsen, QA Coordinator Mary Lien and Tumor Abstractors Jeanne Prucha and Adrienne Bohnenkamp. Their office is presently located in the 8601 building.
To view the Gold Certificate presented to the Nebraska Cancer Registry, click here.
To learn more about the origin of Nebraska's first tumor registry at Methodist Hospital, click here.