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:
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Surgically removed lymph nodes for breast tumours
  • Invasive carcinoma of the breast
  • Invasive carcinoma of the breast in the setting of neoadjuvant therapy
Public consultation has commenced for the first three datasets, with comments closing on Wednesday 23rd December 2020. To review the draft datasets please go to Datasets under consultation. Public consultation for the remaining dataset will commence shortly. 
 

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)
Public consultation is expected to commence in December 2020, with publication around March 2021.
 

FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Female Reproductive Organs, the ICCR has commenced development of 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 tumours
  • 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) 
Publication of the updates is expected in Febuary 2021-April 2021. Public consultation for the new datasets is expected to be in early 2021, with publication in mid 2021.
 

THORAX

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart, 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)
  
TNM8
All ICCR datasets that include TNM staging have been updated to the 8th edition.