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Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term430253
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termAn indicator of whether residual tumour is present or absent after the course of treatment for cancer.

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Object class:Cancer treatment
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The 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.

This may include cancer-directed surgical treatment, radiation therapy and systemic agent therapy for cancer. It applies to the primary course of cancer treatment, treatment administered to the patient in response to disease progression or treatment administered to the patient in response to disease recurrence.
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:Residual (R) tumour indicator
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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

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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

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Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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