Data Dictionary for Non-NAACCR Standard Data Items - July 15
Dear Texas Cancer Reporters,
The Texas Cancer Registry (TCR) distributed correspondence to all reporters on June 2, 2011 with notification of changes to our reporting requirements for cases diagnosed January 1, 2011 and forward to comply with new national requirements and Texas participation in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Health Care Quality and Standards, “Enhancing Cancer Registry Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)” Project. The letter may be referenced via this link: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tcr/2011-Reporting-Requirements---June-2.doc.
Table 2: Texas Cancer Registry 2011 CER Non-NAACCR Standard Data Items – as outlined in our June 2nd correspondence, you may 1) opt to code and report this information to the TCR, or 2) provide necessary information for the TCR to collect/code the non-standard items for breast, colon/rectum, and CML cases. You may access the Data Dictionary for the Non-NAACCR Standard Data Items at the following link: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/tcr/reporter_updates.shtm to assist you in reaching a decision.
Please let us know your option regarding Table 2 by completing a short questionnaire by July 22, 2011 being provided via Survey Monkey at the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FNQ8ZMH.
We appreciate your timely high quality reporting and continued support in the fight against cancer. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your regional representative.