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Research Data

Specialized Cancer Incidence Data Sets and Data Linkage

One of the critical functions of the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) is to provide data files and data linkage for research related to cancer etiology, prevention, and control. The TCR is able to provide these services to researchers, but only under strict guidelines. Protecting patient confidentiality is paramount to the TCR and is required by state law and rule (Health and Safety Code, §82.009; Texas Administrative Code, Title 25, Part 1, Chapter 91, Subchapter A). Subsequently, data containing personal identifiers (e.g., name, date of birth, address) or information on very small geographic areas (e.g., census tract) may only be released with prior approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Institutional Review Board (IRB). Use of TCR data for presentation or publication purposes should acknowledge the TCR using the requested citation.

If you have any questions, contact the TCR Epidemiology Group via email at CancerData@dshs.texas.gov or call 512-776-3080.


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Last updated September 28, 2017