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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.

New 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.

New 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 immediately.
  • 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 hospital);
  • Has stopped reporting for another facility (clinic/physician office or hospital); 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.

AbtractPlus Software

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.

Last Revised:  July 24, 2014