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.

breast

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast,  the ICCR has developed four new breast datasets:
  • Surgically removed lymph nodes for breast tumours
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, Variants of Lobular Carcinoma In Situ and Low Grade Lesions
  • Invasive carcinoma of the breast
  • Invasive carcinoma of the breast in the setting of neoadjuvant therapy
Public consultation for the first three datasets has closed. Publication of the first dataset is expected in late April 2021. Publication of the second and third dataset is expected in late May/June. Public consultation for the remaining dataset will commence in the second quarter of 2021. 
 

BONE AND SOFT TISSUE

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Tumours for Bone and Soft Tissue, the ICCR has developed the following 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)
The public consultation period for the six datasets is now closed. All feedback will be reviewed by the relevant expert committee and any updates made. Publication is expected around April 2021.
 

FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Female Reproductive Organs, the ICCR has developed four new datasets as well as updates to three existing datasets as follows:
  • Carcinoma of the vagina
  • Carcinoma of the vulva
  • Uterine malignant and potentially malignant mesenchymal tumours
  • Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia
  • Endometrial cancer (update of 3rd edition) 
  • Carcinoma of the cervix (update of 3rd edition)
  • Ovary, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal site carcinoma (update of 1st edition) 
Public consultation has commenced for the seven datasets, with comments closing on Friday 28th May 2021. To review the draft datasets please go to Datasets under consultation. Publication is expected mid 2021.
 

THORAX

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Thoracic Tumours, the ICCR has commenced updates to four existing datasets as follows:
  • Lung cancer (update of 3rd edition) 
  • Mesothelioma in the pleura and peritoneum (update of 2nd edition) 
  • Thymic epithelial tumours (update of 2nd edition)
  • Neoplasms of the heart, peritoneum and great vessels (update of 1st edition)
  

PAEDIATRIC

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Paediatric Tumours, the ICCR is planning to develop a series of paediatric datasets.


TNM8
All ICCR datasets that include TNM staging have been updated to the 8th edition.