Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator, yes/no code N

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Residual tumour indicator
METeOR identifier:430267
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:An indicator of whether residual tumour is present after the course of treatment for cancer, as represented by a code.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—residual (R) tumour indicator

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Boolean
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record the presence of residual tumour on completion of the course of treatment for cancer.

In some cases treated with surgery and/or neoadjuvant therapy, residual tumour will be present at the primary site after treatment because of incomplete resection or local and regional disease extending beyond the scope of resection.
Collection methods:This information should be sought from the patient's medical record, referral letters or attending medical clinician.
Comments:The presence of residual tumour may indicate the effect of treatment, influence further treatment decisions, and be a strong predictor of prognosis.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:American Joint Committee on Cancer 2010. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th edition. Springer: New York

Relational attributes

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