Australian Government: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare METeOR Home Page

Residual (R) tumour indicator

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Help on this termProperty
METeOR identifier:Help on this term430249
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this term

The presence or absence of residual tumour after treatment.

Residual tumour is based on the UICC TNM cancer staging system descriptor represented by the symbol R. It refers to cancer cells remaining at the primary tumour site after attempts to remove the cancer have been made. Treatment may involve a cancer-directed surgical procedure, radiotherapy or treatment with a systemic therapy agent.
Property group:Help on this termImpairment characteristic

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termSobin LH, Gospodarowicz MK, Wittekind C (Editors) 2009. International Union Against Cancer (UICC): TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours. 7th ed. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons

Relational attributes

Data Element Concepts implementing this property:Help on this term

Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator Health, Standard 08/05/2014

My items Help on this term
Download Help on this term