Cancer is a chronic disease affecting thousands of Vermonters. More people die from cancer than any other cause of death in Vermont. Cancer Registry data are used to monitor efforts to reduce the burden of cancers among all Vermonters. We collect information about all cancers, except certain skin and non-invasive cervical cancers, and all benign brain-related tumors that are diagnosed in Vermont. It is part of a statewide effort to reduce the impact of cancer on individuals, families and communities.
State law requires physicians and hospitals to report information about cancers and benign brain-related tumors to the Vermont Department of Health. Through interstate agreements, information about Vermonters diagnosed or treated in other states is also included in Vermont’s registry. The registry does not collect information directly from patients.
All health care facilities diagnosing or treating cancer or benign brain-related tumors in the State of Vermont are required by the Vermont Cancer Registry Law, 18 V.S.A. §§ 151-157, to report information to the Vermont Cancer Registry. All cases must be reported within 180 days after the date of first contact with the patient.
Rules & Regulations
International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, 3rd ed.
Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules
SEER*Rx – Interactive Drug Database
SEER Summary Staging Manual 2000
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual
Collaborative Stage (CS) Data Collection System
SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual
National Cancer Registrars Association
National Program of Cancer Registries
North American Association of Central Cancer Registries
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program
Hospital Procedure Manual
Instructions for reporting to the Vermont Cancer Registry.
Cancer Registry Law and Rules
Law requiring health care facilities and providers to report cancer to the State.
2018 Reporting Requirements Preview
The federal standard setters have not finalized data collection rules and manuals for cancer cases diagnosed in 2018. This document previews the planned changes and instructs registrars how to manage the data collection process.
Required Site Specific Factors
Site specific (prognostic) factors required to be reported for each cancer type.
All health care providers diagnosing or treating a patient with cancer or with a benign brain-related tumor are required by the Vermont Cancer Registry Law, 18 V.S.A. §§ 151-157, to report information to the Vermont Cancer Registry if the patient is not seen at a Vermont hospital for that cancer or tumor. All cases must be reported within 180 days after the date of first contact with the patient.
The following conditions do not need to be reported: non-melanoma skin cancer, carcinoma in situ of the cervix, intraepithelial neoplasia of genital organs, or progression or recurrence of malignancy.
For more information, contact Holly Maynard at email@example.com.
The Vermont Cancer Registry participates in the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries National Interstate Data Exchange Agreement. If you have data to exchange or questions, please contact Linda Bloschies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We acknowledge the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for its support of the Vermont Cancer Registry under cooperative agreement NU58DP003911-05-00 awarded to the Vermont Department of Health. The findings and conclusions in this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.