Cancer treatment—immunotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Immunotherapy start date
METeOR identifier:561366
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:The start date of immunotherapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—immunotherapy start 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:

Record the first or earliest date on which immunotherapy was administered during the course of treatment.

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

A patient may undergo immunotherapy for an extended period of time.

The start date of the immunotherapy treatment is recorded even if the agent is experimental.

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 an immunotherapy 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

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

American College of Surgeons 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer

Johnson CH & Adamo M (Editors) 2007. SEER Program Coding and Staging Manual 2007, MD 2008 revision. Bethesda:National Cancer Institute, NIH Publication number 07-5581

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Cancer treatment—immunotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Supersedes Cancer treatment—immunotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014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:

Immunotherapy for cancer cluster Health, Standard 08/05/2014