WCRS Reporting Announcements

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

Reminder: 2016 Cancer Cases Are Due As Soon As Possible

  • Cases diagnosed in 2016 are technically due by July 1, 2017. For facilities that converted to V16 software last year, WCRS encourages you to submit your 2016 cases as timely as possible to meet this deadline.
  • Abstract Plus users should have all 2016 cases submitted to WCRS by October 15, 2017. Due to the delay in releasing 2016 software specific to Wisconsin Abstract Plus users, WCRS is allowing additional time for Abstract Plus users to convert their software and complete their 2016 cases.
  • Cases diagnosed before 2016 are past due and should be submitted immediately.

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.

Please note: WCRS will NOT be assessing timeliness on 2016 cases due to the State and National delays in edit set and software application roll outs.

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, 37 KB).


Last Revised: April 17, 2017