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.

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)
 

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:
  • Carcinomas of the vagina and vulva
  • Uterine sarcomas
  • Trophoblastic tumours 
  • Endometrial cancers (update of 3rd edition) 
  • Cervical carcinomas (update of 2nd edition)
  • Carcinomas of the ovary, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal site (update of 1st edition) 
Public consultation is expected to be in early 2021.


DIGESTIVE TRACT

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Digestive System Tumours, the ICCR has commenced development of a series of seven datasets for the digestive tract: 
  • 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
Public consultation has now closed for the first three datasets, with publication expected in late April. Public consultation is expected to be in April 2020 for the four Stomach and Oesophagus datasets.
 

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 breast cancer
  • Invasive breast cancer for the post neoadjuvant setting
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Lymph node dissection/sentinel node biopsy
Public consultation is expected to be around May 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 three datasets:
  • Bone
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST)
 Public consultation is expected to be later in 2020.

 

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 2019 as part of the development of the Skin suite of datasets.