Prep Plus

At a glance

Prep Plus is a program for the central cancer registry that receives NAACCR-formatted abstracts and incorporates them into the central database.


Prep Plus is a program for central cancer registries. It receives North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)-formatted abstracts from Abstract Plus, Web Plus, or other software and incorporates them into the central database.

Clients should not make any changes (additions, modifications, deletions) to the database schema objects without written approval from CDC. This includes adding triggers, since they can cause performance issues and errors that are hard to trace. If you want to change the database tables, please contact

Prep Plus:

  • Logs in abstracts and begins a tracking system for incoming records.
  • Applies standard NAACCR edit checks.
  • Allows further visual inspection of submitted records and error correction.
  • Produces edit reports for transmission back to the facility submitting the data.
  • Allows incorporation of locally defined processing options.

Central cancer registries that are interested in obtaining this program should contact their NPCR program consultant.