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Welcome to the Texas Cancer Registry

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A collaboration between the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Program of Cancer Registries.
The Source for Cancer Data in Texas
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The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) is a statewide population-based registry that serves as the foundation for measuring the Texas cancer burden, comprehensive cancer control efforts, health disparities, progress in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship, as well as supports a wide variety of cancer-related research. These priorities cannot be adequately addressed in public health, academic institutions, or the private sector without timely, complete, and accurate cancer data.

The TCR is one of the largest cancer registries in the United States, and currently meets the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention high quality data standards and is Gold Certified by the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. The TCR is also one of only ten Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Specialized Registries in the US, designated by the NPCR.

The ultimate goal and purpose of the TCR is to collect, maintain, and disseminate the highest quality cancer data that will contribute towards cancer prevention and control, improving diagnoses, treatment, survival, and quality of life for all cancer patients. 

About the Texas Cancer Registry 

Texas Cancer Registry Data Use (.pdf)

Advisory Committee to the Texas Cancer Registry (ACTCR) 

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Reporter Updates 

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DSHS Meaningful Use 

Recent Additions

February 2017 Newsletter (.pdf)
February 17, 2017

NAACCR 2017 Updates (.pdf)
March, 2017

Summary of NAACCR 2017 Updates (.pdf) March, 2017

Physician Recorded TNM Staging (.pdf) Nov. 2, 2016

Cancer in Texas 2016 Annual Report (.pdf) Sept. 12, 2016

Recognition of Funding Sources

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Last updated March 14, 2017