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Cancer treatment—systemic therapy procedure date, DDMMYYYY

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termSystemic therapy procedure date
Synonymous names:Help on this termHaematologic transplant, endocrine procedures
METeOR identifier:Help on this term394581
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which a systemic therapy procedure was administered during the initial course of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—systemic therapy procedure date

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Representation class:Help on this termDate
Data type:Help on this termDate/Time
Format:Help on this termDDMMYYYY
Maximum character length:Help on this term8

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The date is collected for all systemic therapy procedures administered to the patient during the initial treatment for cancer. The initial course of treatment includes all treatments administered to the patient from diagnosis and before disease recurrence or progression.

A systemic therapy procedure is a medical, surgical or radiation procedure that has an effect on the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient, and refers to haematologic transplant and endocrine procedures. Haematologic transplants are bone marrow or stem cell transplants performed to protect patients from myelosuppression or bone marrow ablation associated with the administration of high-dose chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Endocrine therapy is cancer therapy that achieves its antitumour effect through the use of radiation or surgical procedures that suppress the naturally occurring hormonal activity of the patient (when the cancer occurs at another site) and, therefore, alter or affect the long-term control of the cancer's growth.

Haematologic transplant or endocrine procedures may be provided to prolong a patient's life by controlling symptoms, to alleviate pain, or make the patient more comfortable.

The date of each treatment episode should be entered separately.

The date of cancer-directed surgery, radiotherapy and treatment with systemic agents are collected as separate items.
Collection methods:Help on this termThis information should be obtained from the patient's medical record. 
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Collecting the start and finish dates for treatment modalities will enable an estimate of treatment duration.

Note the distinction between the administration of systemic agents or drugs and systemic therapy procedures that affect the hormonal or immunologic balance of the patient.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Origin:Help on this termCommission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
Reference documents:Help on this term

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—systemic therapy procedure date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—systemic therapy procedure, code N[N] Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

See also Systemic therapy procedure Health, Standard 07/12/2011

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Systemic therapy procedure for cancer cluster Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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