Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System
Selected Topics of Melanoma, Breast and Lung Cancers
The Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System, in collaboration with each host
organization, is pleased to offer a presentation on Selected Topics of Melanoma,
Breast and Lung Cancers at the dates and venues listed below. The topics to be
presented for each cancer site are:
The dates and venues for this presentation are:
- Friday, August 30, 2013 - Dean Health System, Madison
- Friday, September 27, 2013 - Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire
- Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay
An agenda and registration information will be available approximately one
month before each presentation.
All cancer reporters in Wisconsin are invited to attend this presentation. We
are making it available at three different sites in order to encourage
One-on-One Basic Cancer Abstracting
Facility-level training is being offered at the WCRS headquarters in
Madison. This gives individual facilities the opportunity to learn
abstracting using their own facility's medical records. It gives
participants the chance to learn where to find the necessary information
in the medical record that must be abstracted into the cancer abstract.
It also gives participants practice in abstracting. The WCRS trainer
spends the day with the trainees, guiding them through the abstract and
answering questions to help them better understand the cancer abstract
and its contents. For further information, please contact Carole Eberle,
WCRS Trainer, at
WCRS Reporting Updates for 2012; and Downstream from the
Registry: A User's Perspective
Two webcasts, WCRS Updates
and Downstream from the Registry: A User's
Perspective, are available for viewing. The WCRS Updates webcast includes
required field updates for 2012 reporting and discusses other important issues
related to data release, timeliness and completeness of reporting. The second
webcast provides information on how researchers use WCRS data and discusses
problems encountered in interpreting cancer data when the data are incomplete or
reported late. Incomplete or late reporting can often affect not only research
but funding and policy decisions for many organizations.
Both webcasts were first presented at the Wisconsin Cancer Registrars
Association annual meeting on October 6-7, 2011.
Abstract Plus Version 3
The Abstract Plus Version 3
webcast is required for all staff responsible for data entry using
this software. Included in this webcast:
- What's New in Version 3?
- Menu Bars and Display Screen Review
- Edits Review
- Data Entry Demonstration
- Installation and Import/Export Features
- Login/Backup Information
This webcast was originally taped in November 2010. While some of the
dates and references in the webcast have passed, the information shared
and demonstrated reflects what is in the current product, with no
Changes to State Reporting Requirements - 2011
Only four data items were modified/added to the state reporting requirements
for 2011 diagnoses. Three of the data items are additions to site-specific
factors for collaborative staging. The fourth is a treatment field: Reason for
No Radiation. Please refer to the April 2011 WCRS Updates newsletter,
Attachment 1: 2011 State Reporting
Requirement Changes (PDF, 140 KB), to review the
reporting requirements for 2011 in detail.
The changes are also reflected in the WCRS Abstract Code Manual, reporting
form and reporting form "cheat sheet." These documents are available for
download on the Coding Resources page.
PDF: The free Adobe ReaderTM software is needed to view and
print portable document format (PDF) files.
April 09, 2013