International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics cancer staging system

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Classification Scheme
Synonymous names:FIGO cancer staging system
METeOR identifier:531364
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics cancer staging system is an international system for coding gynaecological cancer, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian and vulval cancer. This system was developed by International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in 1958, and most recently updated in 2009.

The two purposes of this system are to allow for comparison of patient treatment and outcomes across both treatment centres and population groups, and to divide patients into prognostic groups.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Cancer Australia
Reference documents:

Mutch, D G 2009. The new FIGO staging system for cancers of the vulva, cervix, endometrium and sarcomas. Gynecologic Oncology 115:325–328. Viewed 12 July 2013,

http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/20406181/1805956361/name/
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Relational attributes

Value Domains based on this classification scheme:

Cervical cancer staging (FIGO) code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Endometrial cancer staging (FIGO) code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Ovarian cancer staging (FIGO) code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014