Cancer Registry

Cancer is a chronic disease affecting thousands of Vermonters. 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.

Title Date Type
Hospital Procedure Manual 2018-2020
This manual explains how to report cancer cases to the Department of Health. Expand the "For Reporting Facilities" heading, above, to reveal links to all supplemental manuals and databases.
07/10/2019 PDF Download
For Health Care Providers

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

Related Resources

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Cancer Registry Law
Cancer Registry Rule
Cancer Statistics

Title Date Type
Physician Reporting Brochure
Instructions for reporting cancer cases to the Vermont Department of Health. Expand the "For Health Care Providers" section heading, above, to reveal more content.
03/01/2017 PDF Download
Interstate Data Exchange

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

Related Resources

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North American Association of Central Cancer Registries

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Vermont Cancer Registry
108 Cherry Street, Suite 303
Burlington, VT 05402
Phone: (802) 863-7644


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.