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The VA Automated Tumor Registry for Oncology is written in standard M and VA FileMan.

This package has four unique files: the Site-Group for Oncology file,
the AJCC Staging Groups file, and the ICDO Topography, and ICDO Morphology files.
These files are tied together to create site-specific topography, morphology, and extent of disease coding as defined in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Reporting (SEER) Program, the American College of Surgeons (ACOS) cancer-directed codes, and the conventions of the AJCC TNM coding schemes. Once a general site group is selected, all related relevant codes are available as on-line help to the user, reducing the possibility of coding errors.