Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour extent, percentage N[NNN]

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Biopsy tumour extent
METeOR identifier:513455
Registration status:Health, Standard 14/05/2015
Definition:The extent of tissue involved by cancer cells in a single specimen found in pathology testing of tissue from a person with cancer, presented by a percentage.
Context:To be collected for a person with cancer who has had surgically removed tissue or core biopsy taken for pathology examination.
Data Element Concept:Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour extent

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Percentage
Data type:Number
Format:N[NNN]
Maximum character length:4
Supplementary values:
ValueMeaning
8888Not measured
9999Not stated/inadequately described

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Record as a percentage the proportion of tissue involved by cancer cells in a single specimen found in pathology testing of a tissue biopsy as outlined in the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Prostate Cancer Structured Pathology Reporting Protocol (2014) CS3.05a.

A single specimen refers to multiple cores collected from tissue removed from a single site.

Collection methods:Collect from pathology reports or electronic databases.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia 2014. Prostate cancer (radical prostatectomy) structured reporting protocol 2nd edition. RCPA, Sydney. Viewed 21 December 2014, http://www.rcpa.edu.au/getattachment/f506078a-3bd4-4a1c-8b8c-85d2f2dfcf61/Protocol-prostate-cancer-radical-prostatectomy.aspx

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Person with cancer—core biopsy length, total millimetres NN.N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—core biopsy tumour length, total millimetres NN.N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

See also Person with cancer—diagnostic histology indicator, yes/no/unknown code N Health, Standard 14/05/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Prostate cancer (clinical) NBPDS Health, Standard 14/05/2015