Cancer treatment—radiotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Radiotherapy completion date
METeOR identifier:561389
Registration status:Health, Standard 08/05/2014
Definition:The completion date of the radiotherapy administered during the course of treatment for cancer, expressed as DDMMYYYY.
Data Element Concept:Cancer treatment—radiotherapy completion date

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

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

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

The completion date for radiotherapy is the date the last dose was administered. Record the completion date of radiotherapy for all courses administered during the course of treatment for cancer.

The patient may receive more than one course of radiotherapy during the course of treatment. For example, radiotherapy may be administered to the primary site and the site of a distant metastasis. Record the completion date for each course of treatment.

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

Record the completion date for radiotherapy administered as external beam radiotherapy or brachytherapy. Do not include radiotherapy with unsealed radioisotopes.

Dates of surgery, systemic agent therapies and systemic therapy procedures are collected as separate items.
Collection methods:The radiotherapy completion date will typically be found in the radiation oncologist's summary letter for the course of treatment or in the radiotherapy treatment summary in 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 1998. Standards of the Commission on Cancer: Registry Operations and Data Standards (ROADS), Volume II. Commission on Cancer

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:

See also Cancer treatment—radiation dose administered, total Gray N[NN.NN] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Supersedes Cancer treatment—radiotherapy completion date, DDMMYYYY Health, Superseded 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy fractions administered, total fractions N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy start date, DDMMYYYY Health, Standard 08/05/2014, ACT Health, Final 08/08/2018

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site for lung cancer, code N Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy target site, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

See also Cancer treatment—radiotherapy treatment type, code N[N] Health, Standard 08/05/2014

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

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