Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System - Training Announcements

Only Three WCRS Regional On-Site Training Workshops Left for 2015!

WCRS is conducting on-site regional training for the new SEER Summary Stage and AJCC TNM Staging requirements. This is a full-day, hands-on workshop that will review the general rules for both staging schema and also provide more in-depth review for the top four cancer sites: breast, lung, prostate and colon. Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on staging exercises with the individual site rules review. The three remaining workshops are scheduled as follows:

June 12, 2015, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau
August 14, 2015, at Department of Health Services, Madison
October 7, 2015, at Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay

Registration is now open for the June workshop; registration for the other two will open 4-6 weeks prior to the workshop and will be announced via blast email. Please contact Carole Eberle at carolynn.eberle@dhs.wisconsin.gov for more information.


New - Certified Tumor Registrar Education Program

WCRS is pleased to announce the Cancer Information Management education program at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College, which will provide specialized training for Certified Tumor Registrar certification. Please visit the Southwest Wisconsin Technical College website for details about the new Cancer Information Management program that began in the fall of 2014.


One-on-One Basic Cancer Abstracting

Facility-level training is being offered at the WCRS headquarters in Madison. This gives individual facilities the opportunity to learn abstracting using their own facility's medical records. It gives participants the chance to learn where to find the necessary information in the medical record that must be abstracted into the cancer abstract. It also gives participants practice in abstracting. The WCRS trainer spends the day with the trainees, guiding them through the abstract and answering questions to help them better understand the cancer abstract and its contents. For further information, please contact Carole Eberle, WCRS Trainer, at carolynn.eberle@dhs.wisconsin.gov or 608-261-8388.

WCRS Reporting Updates for 2013 and 2014

WCRS presented the reporting requirements for 2013 (a review) and 2014 (new) at the October 2013 Wisconsin Cancer Registrars' Association fall meeting.

Last Revised: May 13, 2015