CTRs! The Second Edition of the CASEbook by April Fritz is now available. The CASEbook is a tool for registrars that consolidates coding and abstracting guidelines from many different sources into a single reference.
You can order your CASEbooks here! http://afritz.org/casebook.htm
The CASEbook contains comprehensive, illustrated, site-specific information and practica for beginner and intermediate level cancer registrars. If you haven’t figured it out, CASEbook stands for Coding, Abstracting, Staging, and Exercises, and there are lots of exercises in the book as well as important information and coding guidelines.
The Cancer Registry CASEbook:
Coding, Abstracting, Staging and Exercises
Volume I – Introductions and Major Sites
Volume II – Challenging Sites
The Second Edition includes CS version 02.03, TNM Seventh Edition, Hematopoietic Multiple Primary Rules, and updated exercises and rationales.
The CASEbook is a tool for registrars that consolidates coding and abstracting guidelines from many different sources into a single reference. As April explains in the foreword to the CASEbook:
This book originally came about because my desk was too small. After layering my Collaborative Staging Manual
on my Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules
on my site-specific coding guidelines
on my SEER Summary Staging book
on my ICD-O book
on my TNM Staging Manual
on my FORDS Manual
and then needing my CS Manual again,
I began to wish that someone would compile all the important abstracting information into one reference.
The CASEbook contains comprehensive, illustrated, site-specific information and practica for beginner and intermediate level cancer registrars. I f you haven’t figured it out, CASEbook stands for Coding, Abstracting, Staging, and Exercises, and there are lots of exercises in the book.
Each site-specific chapter contains information and coding guidelines on:
(click on links to see actual pages from the CASEbook)
NOTE: The links below are from the original CASEbooks. We are in the process of updating them with views of the Second Edition pages.
Etiology and Natural History
Anatomy as it Relates to Staging: structural anatomy of the organ, important staging landmarks, regional anatomy, regional lymph node drainage, distant metastases, with illustrations
ICD-O-3 Coding of primary site and histology
Abstracting Guidelines: what to record from history and physical exam, imaging, endoscopy, laboratory tests and tumor markers, operative findings, histology and pathology reports
Disease Management: surgery and surgery of primary site codes, radiation therapy, systemic treatment, including common drugs and regimens
“Usual” Treatment by Stage Group
Collaborative Staging Guidelines with illustrations of extension
Other Staging Systems: TNM, Summary Staging, site-specific staging
Coding and Staging Exercises: a dozen one-page case scenarios to code with ICD-O-3, summary stage, TNM 6th edition, and Collaborative Staging, plus a full page of ICD-O-3 coding exercises for site, morphology, behavior and grade
Answers to exercises with complete rationales