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WCRS Reporting Announcements

This page provides resources for those reporting cancer cases to the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System.


Reminder Notice: 2012 and 2013 Cancer Case Reporting

  • Cases diagnosed in 2012 (and earlier) were due to WCRS by July 1, 2013 and should be submitted immediately.
  • Cases diagnosed through March 2013 are due to WCRS by November 1, 2013.

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.


Importance of Reporting Patient Race and Ethnicity to WCRS

WCRS and all state cancer registries in the National Program of Cancer Registries ask health care providers to report patient race and ethnicity information. Detailed race and ethnicity information on cancer patients can help improve clinical care, as well as help effectively target cancer prevention and early detection programs. Please read this new detailed information about the importance of reporting patient race and ethnicity to the WCRS (PDF, 37 KB).


AbtractPlus Software

Please note: A new version of AbstractPlus software is expected to be released later in 2013 or early 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.


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Last Revised:  October 29, 2013