Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) Reporting Announcements

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

WCRS 2018 Required Data Item List

WCRS 2018 Required Data Item List (PDF)

The WCRS required data item list for 2018 was updated in early February 2019. Due to recent changes made by the National Program of Cancer Registries at CDC (no longer requires AJCC staging and their associated Site Specific Data Items for facilities accredited the Commission on Cancer [CoC]), WCRS also removed those data items from its requirements for 2018.  Therefore, 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 2017 are Due by June 30, 2018.

  • Cases diagnosed January - July 2017 should have been submitted in January 2018.
  • Cases diagnosed before 2017 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).
  • 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)

WCRS is Not Accepting Case Submissions for Diagnosis Year 2018

  • Due to the upcoming major changes to required data items, staging, ICD-O3 and multiple primary rules for 2018 diagnoses and the uncertainty of software and edit release dates for Version 18, WCRS will not be accepting submission of cases for Diagnosis Year 2018 for the foreseeable future.
  • Timeliness requirements will be suspended for all 2018 cases.
  • WCRS will post a status update on 2018 case submission for physician office, clinic and lab data submissions, when state requirements are finalized.

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: October 2, 2019