Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) Reporting Announcements

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


WCRS 2018-2020 Required Data Item List

WCRS 2018-2020 Required Data Item List (PDF) (Updated Jan. 2020)

The WCRS required data item list for 2018-2020 was updated in early January 2020. As a reminder, WCRS no longer has two separate required lists based on a facility’s CoC accreditation status. This updated list applies for all reporting facilities, regardless of CoC accreditation status.


Reminder: All Cases Diagnosed in 2019 are due on June 30, 2020.

Timeliness had not been suspended by national standard setters for 2019 cases.

  • No new data requirements were released for reporting of 2019 cases.
  • Cases diagnosed before 2018 are past due and should be submitted immediately.
  • Timeliness for 2018 cases was previously suspended due to delays in data requirement finalization and software updates.

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).
  • 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.


Cancer-Rates.info User Guide Now Available

Guide for using WCRS data in Cancer-Rates.info Data Query Program P-02203 (PDF) (July 2018)


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 detailed information about the importance of reporting patient race and ethnicity to the WCRS (PDF).

Last Revised: June 13, 2020