Publication schedule

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

2018

Genitourinary

The remaining datasets in the genitourinary suite for urinary tract will be posted for open consultation in late 2017 and published in early 2018:
  • Biopsy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
  • Cystectomy
  • Urethrectomy
  • Ureterectomy and Nephroureterectomy

CNS

A dataset for Central Nervous System tumours is well progressed and open consultation is expected in early 2018 and publication mid 2018.
 

Head and Neck

In synchrony with the WHO Classification of Tumours ‘Blue book’ revisions for Head & Neck neoplasms the ICCR is developing 9 datasets in this series:
  • Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
  • Major salivary gland
  • Oral cavity
  • Nasopharynx and oropharynx
  • Larynx, hypopharynx and trachea
  • Odontogenic tumours
  • Ear
  • Nodal excisions and neck dissection
  • Mucosal melanoma
Open consultation is expected in early 2018. 
 

Endocrine

The WHO Classification of Tumours ‘Blue book’ revisions for Endocrine neoplasms is planned for 2017 and the ICCR has therefore commenced development for a series of four datasets in this area:
  • Adrenal cortical gland 
  • Adrenal medulla/ Paraganglioma/ Phaeochromocytoma/Carotid body
  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid

SKin

The WHO Classification of Tumours ‘Blue book’ revisions for Skin neoplasms is underway and the ICCR has therefore commenced planning for a series of datasets in this area.
 

Ophthalmic

The WHO Classification of Tumours ‘Blue book’ revisions for the eye is underway and the ICCR has therefore commenced planning for a series of datasets in this area.
 

Colorectal 

Datasets for colorectal cancers is currently being planned and will commence in 2018.
 

Breast

Datasets for breast cancer is currently being planned and will commence in 2018.

 

TNM8 update

With the release of the 8th edition of TNM staging, impacted ICCR datasets have been updated - Lung,  Endometrial, Thymic and Mesothelioma and posted to the website. Invasive cutaneous melanoma still requires an update to TNM8 and this will be undertaken in 2018 as part of the development of the Skin suite of datasets.