Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System - Training Announcements

Mark your calendar for the upcoming 2016 WCRS Trainings!

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Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System Regional Trainings  

Objectives of Training sessions will include:

  • Basic Abstraction of Cancer Cases
  • Abstract Plus software (with a focus on new features)
  • General Staging Rules
  • Transition to AJCC Staging
  • SEER Summary Stage Review of Primary sites (will include Head and Neck, Hematopoietic and other sites, per feedback of prospective attendees)
  • Hands-on Exercises

UW Health System - Middleton, WI 53562 - July 15, 2016

Gunderson Health System - La Crosse, WI 54601 - August 18, 2016

American Cancer Society Office - Waukesha, WI 53188 - September 21, 2016

Bellin Hospital - Green Bay, WI 54301 - October 10, 2016

Details on how to register will be posted when available.

Special thanks to the staff at the above locations for hosting the WCRS Regional Trainings – Bob Millholland, Linda Wright, Beth Brunner, and Stacy VanSchyndel.


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 Nancy Sonnleitner at nancy.sonnleitner@dhs.wisconsin.gov or 920-448-5226.


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 4, 2016