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.