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 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.
Learn more about the Texas Cancer Registry
How Texas cancer data are being used
Advisory Committee to the Texas Cancer Registry
Physician recorded TNM staging
Reporter Updates 2016
Statewide Training information
Report Web Plus issues
to the TCR Help Desk
DSHS Meaningful Use Page
The Basics of AJCC TNM PowerPoint presentations
June 23, 2016
2016 Cancer in Texas Annual Report
Recognition of TCR
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