Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System

This site provides information about the Wisconsin population-based cancer registry, the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS).  This site also provides direct access to information about cancer incidence and mortality in Wisconsin. The WCRS contributes to:

  • The understanding of cancer incidence and mortality in Wisconsin,
  • The development of prevention and treatment programs, and
  • The ultimate goal of reducing cancer mortality.

WCRS Meets the Highest National Data Quality

2014 Gold Certification2016 Registry of ExcellenceThe Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System has been recognized by U.S. CDC's National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) as a Registry of Excellence for 2016. WCRS is one of 19 state registries to achieve this designation, which reflects the submission of high quality data for cancer prevention and control activities.


In addition, the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries has recognized the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System for meeting its Gold Standard for 2014 incidence data. Cancer registries that meet the Gold Standard for Registry Certification have achieved the highest NAACCR standard for complete, accurate, and timely data.

Certified Tumor Registrar Education Program

WCRS is pleased to support the Cancer Information Management education program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, which provides specialized training for Certified Tumor Registrar certification. Please visit the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College website for details about the new Cancer Information Management program.

WCRS Site Contents

WCRS acknowledges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its support of this website under CDC Cooperative Agreement U58/DP000829. Its contents are solely the responsibility of WCRS and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.

Last Revised: June 15, 2018