Cancer treatment—hormone therapy completion date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Hormone therapy completion date
METeOR identifier:561329
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:The completion date of the hormone therapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—hormone therapy completion date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Date
Data type:Date/Time
Maximum character length:8

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

Hormone therapy is cancer treatment that achieves its antitumour effect through changes in hormonal balance. This includes the administration of hormones, agents acting via hormonal mechanisms, antihormones and steroids.

The completion date of hormone treatment is the date of the last dose administered during the course of treatment.

The completion date of hormone therapy is recorded regardless of whether the course of treatment is completed as intended, and regardless of the intent or timing of immunotherapy.

Do not record the dates for prednisone as hormone therapy when it is administered for reasons other than chemotherapeutic treatment. Only record prednisone as hormone therapy when it is administered in combination with chemotherapy such as MOPP (mechlorethamine, vincristine, procarbazine, prednisone) or COPP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, procarbazine, prednisone).

Tumour involvement or cancer treatment may destroy hormone-producing tissue. Hormone replacement therapy will be given if the hormone is necessary to maintain normal metabolism and body function. Do not code hormone replacement therapy as part of the initial course of treatment.

A patient may undergo hormone therapy for an extended period of time.

Multiple entries are not permitted.

Dates of surgery, radiotherapy and other systemic treatments are collected as separate items. However, if a patient receives treatment with a protocol that includes different types of systemic therapy agents, for example, a chemotherapy agent and a hormone therapy agent, record the completion date of treatment in both relevant data items.
Collection methods:The information should be obtained from the patient’s medical record.
Comments:Collecting the start and finish dates for treatment modalities will enable an estimate of treatment duration.

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:

Cancer Australia

Origin:Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
Reference documents:

American College of Surgeons 2002. Facility Oncology Registry Data Standards (FORDS), 2009 revision. Commission on Cancer

Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

Supersedes Cancer treatment—hormone therapy completion date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—hormone therapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

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

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Hormone therapy for cancer cluster Health, Standard 08/05/2014