Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS)

Topic/focus: Disease - Specific / Registry
Year(s): 1995 - 2010
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Study and sample characteristics: Summary data on incidence and mortality obtained from medical records, raw data is also available
Universe: Wisconsin residence with newly diagnosed pre-invasive and invasive cancers
Variables: n/a
Access: Publically available data is available via (WISH), restricted data is also available
Cost: Online publically available data is free, restricted data is also available for a fee
Key web links: Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS)
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary: The Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System (WCRS) is a population-based cancer registry. It provides direct access to information about cancer incidence and mortality in Wisconsin. The WCRS contributes to: 1) The understanding of cancer incidence and mortality in Wisconsin; 2) The development of prevention and treatment programs, and; 3) The ultimate goal of reducing cancer mortality.