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Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term393827
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe total number of cycles of chemotherapy administered during the initial course of treatment for cancer.

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Object class:Cancer treatment
Definition:Help on this termThe course of cancer directed treatment or treatments, with defined dates of commencement and cessation, given to the patient by a treatment provider or team of providers. It includes all treatments administered to the patient before disease progression or recurrence and applies to surgical treatment, radiation therapy and systemic agent therapy for cancer.
Context:Help on this termThis metadata item is required to provide the basis for a standard approach to recording and monitoring patterns of initial treatment for cancer patients.
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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Commission on Cancer, Standards of the Commission on Cancer Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS) Volume II (1998)

Commission on Cancer, Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (2002)

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Property:Chemotherapy cycles administered
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The number of cycles of chemotherapy administered.

Chemotherapy is the treatment of disease by means of chemical substances or drugs; usually used in reference to neoplastic disease. Chemotherapy for the treatment of cancer achieves its antitumour effect through the use of antineoplastic drugs that inhibit the reproduction of cancer cells by interfering with DNA synthesis and mitosis.

Chemotherapy may involve treatment with a single agent or a combination of two or more drugs that are administered in treatment cycles and according to a prespecified regimen or protocol.

Chemotherapy cycles reflect the timing, frequency and duration of treatment.

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this term

Stedman TL 2006. Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 28th Edition. Maryland: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins page 358

American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2011 revision. Commission on Cancer page 26

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Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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Cancer treatment—chemotherapy cycles administered, number of cycles N[NN] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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