Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System
The Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) is a
population-based registry guided by statutory mandate to collect, manage, and analyze
cancer data on Wisconsin residents. The registry reports the occurrence of new cancers
(incidence) and death rates (mortality) for the state and local areas. Cancer surveillance
has become both a state and a national priority. Cancer surveillance refers to the
ongoing, timely, systematic collection and analysis of cancer incidence and mortality
data. Statewide data collected through cancer registries can be used to identify
cancer trends, direct cancer control activities, plan and carry out prevention efforts,
and conduct research.
The WCRS maintains an accurate and timely database to support several
General citizen education,
Evaluation of prevention and treatment programs, and
Comprehensive national cancer control strategies.
The registry publishes aggregate data in reports such as Wisconsin
Cancer Incidence and Mortality, and
conducts other statewide and local-level data analyses to address public health
issues. WCRS is an active member of the North American Association of Central Cancer
Registries (NAACCR), and WCRS data are published in the NAACCR report, Cancer in North
America, and the CDC publication, U.S. Cancer Statistics.
September 06, 2012