Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) Reporting Announcements

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

WCRS 2022 Required Data Item List

The WCRS 2022 Required Data Items list is available in two formats, PDF and Excel. Data item requirements apply to all reporting facilities, regardless of CoC accreditation status.


WCRS 2021 Reporting Manual and Data Dictionary

In 2021, the WCRS Coding Manual underwent many revisions to simplify the contents and decrease duplication of information readily available in other standard-setter manuals. The manual was also split into two distinct portions – Reporting Manual and Data Dictionary. Historically, these sections had been combined in a single document. Cancer reporters should download and review both the Reporting Manual and Data Dictionary. 


WCRS 2021 Reporting Changes Quick Reference Guide

This Quick Reference Guide was created to serve as a summary of 2021 changes specific to Wisconsin reporting requirements for cases diagnosed beginning January 1, 2021. Reporters should refer to appropriate manuals for complete coding instructions.

WCRS 2021 Reporting Changes Quick Reference Guide (P-02926) (PDF)


WCRS 2021 Required Data Item List

The WCRS 2021 Required Data Items list is available in two formats, PDF and Excel. Data item requirements apply to all reporting facilities, regardless of CoC accreditation status.


Timely Reporting Calendars for 2021-2022 Diagnosis Years

Completed cases should be submitted to WCRS within six months of date of diagnosis, or date of initial contact if diagnosed elsewhere. Breast cancer cases should be submitted to WCRS within 12 months of date of diagnosis or date of initial contact if diagnosed elsewhere.

Timely Reporting Calendar
Month Case Dx/Seen Month Case Due
January 2021 July 2021
February 2021 August 2021
March 2021 September 2021
April 2021 October 2021
May 2021 November 2021
June 2021 December 2021
July 2021 January 2022
August 2021 February 2022
September 2021 March 2022
October 2021 April 2022
November 2021 May 2022
December 2021 June 2022
January 2022 July 2022
February 2022 August 2022
March 2022 September 2022
April 2022 October 2022
May 2022 November 2022
June 2022 December 2021
July 2022 January 2023
August 2022 February 2023
September 2022 March 2023
October 2022 April 2023
November 2022 May 2023
December 2022 June 2023

 

Timely Reporting Calendar for Breast Cases
Month Case Dx/Seen Month Case Due
January 2021 December 2021
February 2021 January 2022
March 2021 February 2022
April 2021 March 2022
May 2021 April 2022
June 2021 May 2022
July 2021 June 2022
August 2021 July 2022
September 2021 August 2022
October 2021 September 2022
November 2021 October 2022
December 2021 November 2022
January 2022 December 2023
February 2022 January 2023
March 2022 February 2023
April 2022 March 2023
May 2022 April 2023
June 2022 May 2023
July 2022 June 2023
August 2022 July 2023
September 2022 August 2023
October 2022 September 2023
November 2022 October 2023
December 2022 November 2023

 


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. Detailed race and ethnicity information on cancer patients can help improve clinical care, help effectively target cancer prevention and early detection programs, and help the targeting of health education and promotion messaging. For purposes of cancer registration at reporting facilities and at WCRS, listing the patient’s race, ethnicity, tribal affiliation, and place of birth facilitates the accurate classification of a patient’s racial and ethnic heritage.

Last Revised: March 2, 2022