CARSON CITY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services was recently notified that the Nevada Central Cancer Registry again met the annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) Standards for Completeness, Timeliness and Quality. Meeting these standards allows Nevada’s data to be included in this year’s United States Cancer Statistics (USCS) report, indicating the high-quality data available for cancer prevention and control activities at the local, regional and national levels.
To meet the yearly National Data Quality Standard, Nevada’s data must meet stringent criteria that demonstrates its cancer records are timely, thorough, precise, accurate and without duplications.
There are two standard-setting organizations for cancer registries: The National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), which includes the United States and Canada. Nevada meets the highest standards for both organizations.
Cancer registry standards are important because they require high level accuracy needed for the nation’s national system of cancer surveillance. Regional and state level data is used to plan and evaluate cancer control programs, conduct research and monitor cancer trends.
For more information on the NPCR Standards for Completeness, Timeliness and Quality, see http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/standards.htm
. For more information on the Nevada Central Cancer Registry, see http://health.nv.gov/VS_NVCancerRegistry.htm