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 theses services to researchers, but only under strict guidelines. Protecting patient confidentiality is paramount to the TCR and 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 (i.e., name, date of birth, address) or information on very small geographic areas (i.e., census tract) may only be released with prior approval from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Institutional Review Board (DSHS-IRB).
TCR Data Release Policy (.doc)
Applying for DSHS-IRB Approval
Request for Confidential Cancer Registry Data Form (.doc)
Data Dictionary (.pdf)
If you have any questions, please contact the TCR Epidemiology Program at 1-800-252-8059 or e-mail Cancer Data.