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Cancer treatment—chemotherapy start date

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term413835
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe start date 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.
Specialisation of:Help on this termService/care event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
Origin:Help on this term

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 start date
Definition:Help on this termThe date on which chemotherapy commenced.

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.

Property group:Help on this termEntry into service event

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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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Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia.

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Has been superseded by Cancer treatment—chemotherapy start date Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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Cancer treatment—chemotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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