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WCRS: Wisconsin-Specific Abstract Plus

About Abstract Plus

Abstract Plus is an application developed by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) which is used to summarize medical records into an electronic report, or abstract, of cancer diagnosis and treatment. It supports the abstraction of all data items in national standard data sets, including all text fields. Its output is an electronic abstract in the format of the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) data exchange format. This abstract is then submitted to the Wisconsin Cancer Reporting System via Web Plus to fulfill cancer reporting requirements.

All users are encouraged to bookmark the Abstract Plus User Manual for reference. New users are encouraged to read it in full prior to abstracting. For support, contact WCRS.

What’s new in Abstract Plus v5.0

  • Abstract Plus v5.0 is compatible with the V22 format and V22B Edits which are required for abstracting cases diagnosed in 2022. Cases diagnosed prior to 2022 can also be abstracted.
  • The installation process involves importing a WCRS customization file.
  • The upgrade process for Abstract Plus v5.0 is different and more complicated than previous versions. We strongly suggest that those willing to do a fresh install, do so.

Installation instructions

Instructions for installation and files for setup and applying the Wisconsin customization can be found on the CDC ShareFile site.

Last revised January 12, 2023