Recent shifts in cancer diagnosis and treatment away from hospitals towards ambulatory healthcare settings are increasing the importance of ambulatory (non-hospital) health care providers’ data for cancer surveillance. Physicians reporting to the Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) will help address current under-reporting of certain types of treatment (e.g., radiation therapy) and cancers that are primarily seen in an outpatient setting (e.g., hematopoietic, early-stage melanoma, prostate, colorectal, and breast cancers). Additionally, cancer reporting on each patient diagnosed and/or treated for cancer in Texas is required by state law and rules.
Please Note: physician reporting is not intended to replace traditional cancer reporting from hospitals and other facilities; it is meant to supplement existing reporting sources.
Options for Physician Reporting
TCR has implemented Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporting to improve the cancer surveillance in Texas and to support CMS Incentive Programs, including Meaningful Use.
Abstracting cases online using Web Plus, a secure web-based application. For more information, email CancerReporting@dshs.texas.gov.
Active case collection for physicians with less than 100 cancer cases per year. For more information, email CancerReporting@dshs.texas.gov.