Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System
Cancer Reporters: Announcements and Materials
This site provides resources for those reporting cancer cases to the
Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System. You can select a link below to find the
various resources available here for cancer reporters, or use the links in the
sidebar on any page in the WCRS Cancer Reporters site.
WCRS V14 Edits Program
WCRS has created a stand-alone GenEDITS program to run the
Wisconsin-specific Version 14 edits against files ready to submit to WCRS.
This tool should be used by facilities not abstracting cases with
AbstractPlus (the same edits are already built into AbstractPlus). The
GenEDITS tool provides summary and detailed error reports, allowing the user
to fix all edits before submitting the file to the State. Complete
instructions for downloading, installing, and running the program are
available in the
GenEDITS user manual.
Certified Tumor Registrar Education Program
WCRS is pleased to announce the Cancer Information Management education
program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, which will provide specialized
training for Certified Tumor Registrar certification. Please visit the
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College website (exit DHS)
for details about the new Cancer Information Management program starting in the
fall of 2014.
Reminder Notice: 2013 Cancer Cases Due!
- Cases diagnosed in 2013 were due to WCRS by July 1, 2014.
- Cases diagnosed before 2013 are past due and should be submitted
- Cases diagnosed January - March 2014 are due to WCRS by October 1, 2014.
In order to monitor your facility's compliance, it is important to notify
WCRS if your facility:
- Has had a significant increase or decrease in your cancer caseload;
- Has begun reporting for another facility (clinic/physician office or
- Has stopped reporting for another facility (clinic/physician office or
- Expects a delay in cancer reporting at any time.
WCRS has a list of contract abstracting services that can be used to help
facilities with backlogs in reporting. Please contact us to obtain the list.
Please note: A new version of AbstractPlus software is expected to be
released in 2014. This new version will replace all earlier versions and is
compliant with all state reporting requirements. A link to the new version will
be provided as soon as it becomes available.
July 24, 2014