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The Montana Central Tumor Registry (MCTR) is a population based cancer registry that collects (MU2), the MCTR will be implementing electronic cancer reporting from physician practices throughout the state. Cancer reporting on each patient diagnosed or treated for cancer in Montana is required by state law and administrative rule.

In the Spotlight!

Late Stage Cancer in Montana (May 2021)
Cancer in Montana - Annual Report 2014-2018
Cancer in Montana - Preliminary Report 2015-2019 (January 2021)
Frequently Asked Questions about Brain Cancer Study in Silver Bow and Deer Lodge Counties
Investigating Cancer Clusters in Montana (April 2017)
NAACCR Abbreviation List

Cancer Incidence Data Query System

Tumor Registry Law and Rules

ARM Tumor Registry Rules
MCA Tumor Registry Law 

MCTR Reporting Manuals

  • Physician Reporting - Reporting through certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (required for MU2 cancer reporting)
    Physician Reporting Manual 2016
    Please contact Debbi Lemons at dlemons@mt.gov for a copy of the physician reporting form

Data Sharing Policies and Procedures

If you would like a copy of MCTR newsletters please contact Debbi Lemons at the below email.

For more information, contact:
Debbi Lemons, RHIA, CTR
Montana Central Tumor Registry
PO Box 202952
Helena, MT 59620-2952
Phone: (406) 444-6786
Fax: (406) 444-6557
E-mail dlemons@mt.gov