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Texas CaRI Database Information

Last Reviewed: Nov. 17, 2022

Texas Cancer Registry

General Information



Government Agency

Cancer Reporting Requirements

3-6 months from diagnosis

Every 3-6 months

Data shall be submitted no less than quarterly by health care facilities with annual caseloads of 400 or less.

Radiation/Radiology Facilities, Hospitals, Physician/Healthcare Providers, Other, Laboratories, Ambulatory Care Centers

Health Information Exchange

Laboratories, Hospitals, Physician/Healthcare Providers, Radiation/Radiology Facilities, Ambulatory Care Centers


Requirements for reportability are the same as other entities, but cases are submitted monthly.


Yes, submitted to the Texas Cancer Registry electronically using a secure electronic process as defined by the department.


Reimburse for Costs

A health care facility, clinical laboratory or health care practitioner that knowingly or in bad faith fails to furnish data as required by this chapter shall reimburse the department or its authorized representative for its cost to access and report the information. The costs must be reasonable, based on the actual costs incurred by the department or by its authorized representative in the collection of the data and may include salary and travel expenses. It is presumed that a health care facility, clinical laboratory or health care practitioner acted knowingly or in bad faith if it failed to take corrective action within 60 days of the date of the original notification letter.


Registry Data

Population Data
  • 27,854,547Total Population Count
  • 8.6%% of US Population
  • 8.0%% of US Black Population
  • 7.2%% of US API Population
  • 0.5%% of US AI/AN* Population
  • 19.0%% of US Hispanic Population
  • 8.7%% of US Hispanic Non-White Population

*CHSDA Counties only

Cancer Data
  • 114,144Malignant Cases
  • 6.7%% of US Malignant Cases







Yes (Restrictions -

Study Participation

Research TypeExperience with StudiesInterested in Studies
Case Contacts Studies Yes No
Geospatial Studies Yes No
Linkage Studies Yes No
Rapid Case Ascertainment Studies No Yes
Re-Abstracting/Patterns of Care Studies Yes No
Survival Studies Yes No

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