Registry Plus Software Programs for Cancer Registries
Registry Plus is a suite of publicly available free software programs for collecting and processing cancer registry data. The Registry Plus suite can be used separately or together for routine or special data collection. These software programs, compliant with national standards, are made available by CDC to implement the National Program of Cancer Registries, established by Public Law 102-515.
Registry Plus Components
A cancer data collection tool that is used to summarize medical records into an electronic report of cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Current version: 3.8 with NAACCR 180, released in March 2020.
CRS Plus is the main central registry database program, and TLC Plus is an automated tumor linkage and consolidation function.
Current version: 4.4, released in June 2021.
A program for the central cancer registry that receives NAACCR-formatted abstracts and incorporates them into the central database.
Current version: 5.2, released in June 2021.
Collects cancer data securely over the public Internet to support online abstracting, file upload and download, and follow-back efforts.
Current version: 3.9, released in May 2021.
Receives and processes HL7 files from pathology laboratories, and reports from physician offices in HL7 CDA format.
Current version: 7.0, including AJCC TNM 8th edition, released in March 2020.
A tool for reading and writing data exchange files formatted according to the NAACCR XML Data Exchange Standard Implementation Guide.
Current version: 2.0, released in October 2020.
More Information About Registry Plus
- Data Flow Diagram
- Royalty-free License
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Hardware Requirements and Technical Support
- Registry Plus Central Registry Tools Systems and IT Personnel Requirements pdf icon[PDF-409KB]
- Policy and Letter of Agreement for Use of CDC-Developed Software by Users External to the National Program of Cancer Registries pdf icon[PDF-13KB]
Registry Plus, a suite of publicly available software programs for collecting and processing cancer registry data. Atlanta (GA): U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; 2021. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/. Accessed month/day/year.