Information for Hospitals

Cancer is designated as a reportable disease in the state of Utah (Cancer Reporting Rule, R384-100).

Reporting Cancer Cases to the Utah Cancer Registry

Hospitals that diagnose and/or treat patients with reportable conditions should report those cases to the Utah Cancer Registry. This page provides information about what to report, when to report, and how to report.

What to report

Cases should be selected using the information available on the reportable conditions page.  Each report should include the data items listed below and should pass all required edits.  Utah cancer registry provides a customized edits metafile for vendors to use in their cancer registry software.

  1. Required data items and edits
    1. A complete list of data items required by UCR is available here
      1. Details and instructions for reporting HBOC data items are located here
    2. List of V22B edits required on abstracts submitted to UCR
    3. NAACCR References
      1. NAACCR Standards Volume IV, Standard Data Edits
      2. NAACCR Implementation Guidelines
  1. Approved edit metafiles
    1. Combined V22B, Utah specific edits metafile, and Utah user dictionary 
    2. Previous metafiles, edits, and required data items

When to report

Reportable cases are due to UCR within six months of the date of diagnosis or date first seen for the reportable condition. 

  • Initial hospital case reports containing patient identifiers and key diagnostic variables should be submitted within six months of diagnosis
  • Complete hospital case reports should be submitted no later than one year after the end of diagnosing year

How to Report Cancer Cases

Approved methods of reporting:

  1. SFTP
  2. University of Utah Box
  3. Other secure file exchange methods

If you have any additional questions, please contact Utah Cancer Registry at, or telephone 801-581-8407.

Contact Us

Utah Cancer Registry

250 East 200 South, Suite 1375
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Phone: 801-581-8407
Fax: 801-581-4560