Quality control is an integral part of the NJSCR. We review and evaluate the quality of our data through edit programs, and re-abstracting studies. We strive to improve data collection activities through targeted training programs. NAACCR has awarded the NJSCR the Gold Standard, the highest standard possible, for the quality of data since the inception of this award several years ago. The criteria used to judge the quality of the data are timeliness, completeness of cancer case ascertainment, completeness of specific information on the cancer cases, percent of death certificate only cases, percent of duplicate cases, in addition to passing the data through a stringent edit program.
The NJSCR has been awarded the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) Gold Standard from 1995 through 2010 and in 2012, the highest standard possible, based on completeness of cancer case ascertainment, completeness of certain information on the cancer cases, percent of death certificate only cases, passing an editing program, and timeliness.
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The NJSCR is a participant in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) and is a National Cancer Institute SEER Expansion Registry. We acknowledge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its support of the NJSCR under cooperative agreement 5U58DP003931-02 awarded to the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services. The collection of State of New Jersey cancer incidence data is also supported by the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program under contract HHSN 261201300021I NCI Control No. N01PC-2013-00021.