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.
The remaining datasets in the genitourinary suite for urinary tract will be published in early 2018:
- Biopsy and Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumour (TURBT)
- Ureterectomy and Nephroureterectomy
A dataset for Central Nervous System tumours has been developed and is currently out for open consultation. Publication is expected mid 2018.
Head and Neck
In synchrony with the WHO Classification of Tumours ‘Blue book’ revisions for Head & Neck neoplasms the ICCR has developed 9 datasets in this series:
The series of datasets is currently out for open consultation. Publication is expected mid 2018.
- Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
- Major salivary gland
- Oral cavity
- Nasopharynx and oropharynx
- Larynx, hypopharynx and trachea
- Odontogenic tumours
- Nodal excisions and neck dissection
- Mucosal melanoma
The WHO Classification of Tumours ‘Blue book’ revisions for Endocrine neoplasms is underway 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
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.
Datasets for colorectal cancers is currently being planned and will commence in 2018.
Datasets for breast cancer is currently being planned and will commence in 2018.
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.