When to Abstract Cases

Cancer registries should have appropriate case finding and abstracting procedures in place for the reporting of cases based on state/regional and national requirements. It is imperative that each patient’s tumor abstract be reported in a timely manner. Current advances in technology continue to make cancer reporting quicker and more complete. NCI SEER supports research that will allow cancer registries to capture more extensive data and permit further investigation around treatment affordability, and adherence, compliance and disparities in who receives treatment.

Updated: December 28, 2023