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Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol

Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element Concept
METeOR identifier:Help on this term561276
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:Help on this termThe systemic therapy agent or protocol administered during 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.
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Submitting organisation:Help on this termAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare
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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:Systemic therapy agent or protocol
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The systemic therapy agent or protocol used for treatment.

Systemic therapy agents are drugs that travel through the bloodstream and reach and effect cells all over the body. They are administered orally or intravenously.

Systemic therapy agents may be administered as single-agent treatments or as a combination of drugs administered according to a prespecified regimen or protocol. A protocol is a precise and detailed plan for therapy that includes the type, quantity, method and length of time of taking the drugs required for any treatment cycle.

Systemic therapy agents are encompassed in the treatment modalities chemotherapy, immunotherapy and hormone therapy administered for the treatment of cancer.

Property group:Help on this termService provision event

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Submitting organisation:Help on this termCancer Australia
Reference documents:Help on this termAmerican College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer, 28D-28E

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Supersedes Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

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Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, eviQ protocol identifier NNNNNN Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Cancer treatment—systemic therapy agent or protocol, text X[X(149)] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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