Virginia Cancer Registry

The Virginia Cancer Registry (VCR) is a partner in statewide activities to promote cancer prevention, early detection, and successful treatment and care. The cancer information collected by the VCR describes the impact of cancer in Virginia and is used to assist cancer control and prevention programs and initiatives.

The Virginia Cancer Registry (VCR) is part of the Virginia Department of Health (VDH, Office of Family Health Services (OFHS), Division of Population Health Data. The VCR is a statewide registry of data on individuals diagnosed or treated in Virginia or Virginia residents who received cancer care out of state.


Virginia Cancer Registry Enhances Reporting Methods

In 2022 the Virginia Cancer Registry (VCR) continues to transform the way that they transmit, receive, and store incoming cancer cases and data. In an effort to bolster the level of security of incoming patient data and private health information (PHI), VCR has on-boarded all hospital facilities to the CDC developed, Virginia Web Plus online reporting portal, which serves as a secure file transfer site. The site supports file upload of cancer abstract files in both NAACCR and non-NAACCR file format. The Virginia Web Plus portal offers better security and streamlines the file transfer and reporting process for the Virginia reporting hospital community, increasing efficiency and maximizing resources. VCR has also stepped up its continued effort to digitize files and eliminate hard-copy (paper) reporting via email, Fax, and U.S. Mail, from smaller reporting facilities, through the utilization of the Virginia Web Plus reporting portal.

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