Publication schedule

The majority of ICCR Datasets scheduled to be developed will be in response to updates of the World Health Organization (WHO) Classification of Tumours or applicable staging system.  However, additional datasets are scheduled where there are specific needs to be addressed and resources available.

DIGESTIVE TRACT

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Digestive System Tumours, the ICCR has developed seven new datasets as well as updated one existing dataset as follows: 
  • Carcinoma of the exocrine pancreas
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal excisional biopsy (polypectomy)
  • Carcinoma of the oesophagus
  • Endoscopic resection of the oesophagus and oesophagogastric junction
  • Carcinoma of the stomach
  • Endoscopic resection of the stomach
  • Intrahepatic, perihilar cholangiocarcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma  (update of 1st edition)
The first three datasets were published in April 2020. Public consultation for the remaining five datasets has commenced with comments closing on Friday 7th August 2020. To review the draft datasets, please click here.
 

Breast

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast, the ICCR has commenced development of a series of four datasets for breast:
  • Invasive carcinoma of the breast
  • Invasive carcinoma of the breast in the setting of neoadjuvant therapy
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Lymph node dissection and sentinel node biopsy  for breast tumours
Public consultation is expected to be around August/September 2020.
 

BONE AND SOFT TISSUE

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Tumours for Bone and Soft Tissue, the ICCR  has commenced development of a suite of Bone and Soft Tissue datasets:
  • Biopsy specimens of primary tumour in bone
  • Resection specimens of primary tumour in bone
  • Biopsy specimens of soft tissue sarcoma
  • Resection specimens of soft tissue sarcoma
  • Biopsy specimens of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
  • Resection specimens of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
Public consultation is expected to be September 2020.
 

FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Female Reproductive Organs, the ICCR has commenced development of three new datasets as well as updates to three existing datasets as follows:
  • Carcinoma of the vagina and vulva
  • Uterine sarcoma
  • Trophoblastic tumour
  • Endometrial cancer (update of 3rd edition) 
  • Carcinoma of the cervix (update of 2nd edition)
  • Ovary, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal site carcinoma (update of 1st edition) 
Public consultation is expected to be in early 2021.
 

THORAX

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart, the ICCR is planning to update the following four datasets in 2020:
  • Lung cancer (update of 3rd edition) 
  • Mesothelioma in the pleura and peritoneum (update of 2nd edition)
  • Neoplasms of the heart, peritoneum and great vessels (update of 1st edition) 
  • Thymic epithelial tumours (update of 2nd edition)
  
TNM8
All ICCR datasets that include TNM staging have been updated to the 8th edition.