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The Florida Cancer Data System has numerous technical resources available to assist the facility based abstractor, vendor and physician office with data submission editing and statistical analysis. Some resources were developed by FCDS personnel, some by other national agencies and individuals. Please download the files/documentation as necessary.

  • NPPES NPI Lookup HOIA: Hispanic Origin Identification Algorithm The Hispanic Origin Identification Algorithm (HOIA) by Paulo S Pinheiro Miami, September 2007
  • Disease Index
  • ICD-9-CM Casefinding list for reportable tumors (revised July 2015)

    ICD-10-CM Casefinding list for reportable tumors (revised July 2015)

    Disease Index file layout

    Disease Index Training, March 24, 2010, Slides, Handouts

  • NPCR and Registry Plus Online Help have given FCDS permission to distribute this Online Help file to Florida Registrars to load on their local hard drive while the CSv2 website is revised and back-dated to CSv02.02.00. Normally this file would be part of the complete Registry Plus Online Help system, but this single manual file in html help format will help FCDS and all of our Florida Registrars until the v0202 files are accessible again on The file contains the same information as was in the html pages on the web site. The file is an executable component of Registry Plus Online Help, a product of CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries.
  • SEER*RX Interactive Antineoplastic Drugs Database

    Registry Plus (on CDC website) You also download the Version 11 help file from this link.

    SEER*Prep The SEER*Prep software converts ASCII text data files to the SEER*Stat database format, allowing you to analyze your cancer data using SEER*Stat. SEER*Prep performs two main functions: it converts text data to the specific binary format required by SEER*Stat, and it creates the SEER*Stat data dictionary.

    SEER*Stat The SEER*Stat statistical software provides a convenient, intuitive mechanism for the analysis of SEER and other cancer-related databases. It is a powerful PC tool to view individual cancer records and to produce statistics for studying the impact of cancer on a population.

    FCDS Data Files

    Other Data files and programs:

  • Current list of FCDS Edit messages as a comma separated file. This link downloads the latest FCDS Edit Messages with Force/Warning flags. Sorted by category/edit#.

    Instructions: The download file is in compressed .zip format. Download the .zip file and open it. Extract the CSv2_ManualPart_II.chm file inside to your desktop. The file should open in the Registry Plus Online Help Menu when you double-click on it. Depending on your version of Windows and permission settings, when you double-click on the .chm file, you may have to UNCHECK the "Always ask before opening this type of file" checkbox on the open window. Otherwise the help file will open to a blank window.
  • Some files on the FCDS website are in PDF format. If you do not have the Adobe Reader installed, you can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program and install it to read these PDF files. Adobe.
  • Other files on the FCDS website are in ZIP compressed format. If you do not have a program to read and uncompress a ZIP file, you can download the free evaluation version of WINZIP program and install it. WINZIP Website. There are many other free/shareware unzip utilities on the internet. Some later versions of Microsoft Windows include free uncompress features.

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