As the primary source of cancer case reporting to the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR), it is important that hospitals submit their cancer cases in a timely manner. Due to reporting requirements of the CDC and TCR, all records must be submitted within six months of initial diagnosis or admission with active disease and/or treatment of cancer at the facility. Please see the timely reporting calendars linked below for more information on reporting deadlines.
To assure timely and complete cancer case reporting in Texas, TCR staff routinely monitor submissions of case reports from hospitals. If submissions are not received in a complete and timely manner according to state law and rules, the facility registrar or reporter will be contacted by TCR staff regarding the delinquent reporting status. If you have any questions, please contact your TCR Regional Operations staff for additional information.
Timely Reporting Calendars
- 2022 Timely Reporting Calendar
- 2021 Timely Reporting Calendar
- 2020 Timely Reporting Calendar
- 2019 Timely Reporting Calendar
Hospital Reporting Resources
- Reporter Updates
- 2022 Cancer Reporting Handbook
- 2021 Cancer Reporting Handbook
- 2018-2019 Cancer Reporting Handbook