This breast cancer data set is not mandated for collection but is recommended as best practice if breast cancer data are to be collected.
The data set would allow common, consistent and high quality breast cancer data to be collected by State and Territory cancer registries and collated nationally.
This data will help inform research, policy, planning and guideline development work in the breast cancer area.
Breast cancer may be used as a forerunner for other cancers in terms of establishing common data collections across cancer registries.
This data set includes 20 items, with the inclusion of five new standards and the addition of further detail to several existing standards.
National Breast and Ovarian Cancer centre (NBOCC)
Australasian Association of Cancer Registries (AACR)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
Has been superseded by Breast cancer (cancer registries) DSS Health, Standard 01/09/2012
DSS specific information:
Breast cancer coding rules:
Use the Nottingham grade (Elston-Ellis modification of Bloom-Richardson grading system). This classification only uses grades 1-3, 9.
For an invasive tumour with an in situ component, record the grade for the invasive component only. If the grade of the invasive component is not reported, record the grade as unknown.
Regional lymph nodes include all ipsilateral axillary, ipsilateral infraclavicular/subclavicular, ipsilateral internal mammary and ipsilateral supraclavicaular nodes. All other nodes (including contralateral internal mammary nodes) are considered to be distant metastases and should not be recorded in this data item. Definitions from UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 6th Edition.