Cancer treatment—chemotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Chemotherapy completion date|
|Definition:||The completion date of chemotherapy administered during the initial course of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer treatment—chemotherapy completion date|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||8|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Chemotherapy is cancer treatment that achieves its antitumour effect through the use of antineoplastic drugs that inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells by interfering with DNA synthesis and mitosis.
The completion date of chemotherapy is the date the last dose was administered during the initial course of treatment. The initial course of treatment includes all treatments administered to the patient from diagnosis and before disease progression or recurrence.
The completion date of chemotherapy is recorded regardless of whether the course of treatment is completed as intended, and regardless of the intent or timing of the chemotherapy.
Multiple entries are not permitted.
Dates relating to targeted therapies using a chemotherapy agent are included. Targeted therapies are treatments that use drugs or other substances to identify and attack specific cancer cells.
Dates of surgery, radiotherapy and other systemic treatments are collected as separate items. However, if a patient receives treatment with a protocol that includes different types of systemic therapy agents, for example, a chemotherapy agent and a hormone therapy agent, record the completion date of treatment in both relevant data items.
|Collection methods:||The information should be obtained from the patient’s medical record.|
|Comments:||Collecting the start and finish dates for treatment modalities will enable an estimate of treatment duration.|
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons|
American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer
American College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer
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Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—chemotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY
See also Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered, number of cycles N[NN]
See also Cancer treatment—chemotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY
See also Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, text X[X(149)]
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