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)
Report Web Plus Issues
DSHS Meaningful Use
Physician Recorded TNM Staging (PDF) Nov. 2, 2016
Cancer in Texas 2016 Annual Report (PDF) Sept. 12, 2016
The Basics of AJCC TNM
June 23, 2016
Recognition of Funding Sources
View TCR Funding Sources