Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source edition number, code N[N]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Cancer staging scheme source edition number
METeOR identifier:393398
Registration status:Health, Standard 07/12/2011
Definition:The edition number of the cancer staging scheme used to determine the extent or stage of the cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source edition number

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Text
Data type:Number
Format:N[N]
Maximum character length:2
Supplementary values:
ValueMeaning
97Not applicable
98Unknown
99Not stated/inadequately described

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record the edition number, valid entries are from 1 to 96.

CODE 97   Not applicable

To be used for cases that do not have a recommended staging scheme or when the staging scheme source does not have edition number.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:Record for any staging classification system that has an edition number. For example, record the edition number when the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (International Union Against Cancer (UICC)) or the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual is used for the purpose of staging the cancer.
Comments:Collected to identify the edition number of the staging scheme source. Cancer stage is an important determinant of treatment and prognosis, and is used to evaluate new treatments and analyse outcomes. Survival analysis is adjusted by stage at diagnosis and distribution of cancer cases by type and stage.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Origin:

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

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source edition number, code N[N] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

See also Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code N[N] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

See also Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code N[N] Health, Standardisation pending 06/08/2019

See also Person with cancer—extent of primary cancer, stage grouping other, code X[XXXXX] Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 14/05/2015

Cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015