Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator, yes/no code N
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Residual tumour indicator|
|Definition:||An indicator of whether residual tumour is present after the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.|
|Data Element Concept:||Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||1|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Record the presence of residual tumour on completion of the course of treatment for cancer.In some cases treated with surgery and/or neoadjuvant therapy, residual tumour will be present at the primary site after treatment because of incomplete resection or local and regional disease extending beyond the scope of resection.
|Collection methods:||This information should be sought from the patient's medical record, referral letters or attending medical clinician.|
|Comments:||The presence of residual tumour may indicate the effect of treatment, influence further treatment decisions, and be a strong predictor of prognosis.|
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
|Reference documents:||American Joint Committee on Cancer 2010. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th edition. Springer: New York|
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