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The Acronyms Used section is a collection of standard acronyms used in the Standards Database and within the cancer registration community, and the organization or term that they refer to.

Acronym Word/Term(s)
AACCR American Association of Central Cancer Registries
ACoS American College of Surgeons
ACS American Cancer Society
AJCC American Joint Committee on Cancer
CCCR Canadian Council of Cancer Registries
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CLIA Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act
CoC Commission on Cancer (of ACoS)
FIPS Federal Information Processing Standards
FORDS Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (manual of ACoS)
FTRO Fundamental Tumor Registry Operations Program (of ACoS)
GenEDITS Generic EDITS Drive Program
GIS Geographic Information System
HCFA Health Care Finance Administration
HIM Health Information Management
IACR International Association of Cancer Registrars
IARC International Agency for Research on Cancer
ICD International Classification of Diseases
ICD-O International Classification of Diseases for Oncology
ICD-O-1 International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, First Edition
ICD-O-2 International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Second Edition
ICD-O-3 International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, Third Edition
NAACCR North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
NAPIIA NAACCR Asian/Pacific Islander Identification Algorithm
NCCCS National Coordinating Council for Cancer Surveillance
NCDB National Cancer Data Base
NCI National Cancer Institute
NCRA National Cancer Registrars Association
NHIA NAACCR Hispanic Identification Algorithm
NPCR National Program of Cancer Registries
NPI National Provider Identifier
ROADS Registry Operations and Data Standards (manual of ACoS)
SEER Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of NCI
STORE Standards for Oncology Registry Entry
UDSWG Uniform Data Standards Work Group of NAACCR
UICC Union Internationale Contre le Cancer (in English, International Union Against Cancer)
USPS United States Postal Service
WHO World Health Organization