Upcoming Datasets

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.

Central Nervous System

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Central Nervous System Tumours, the ICCR has updated the 1st edition of the Tumours of the Central Nervous System dataset.

Open consultation on the draft 2nd edition ICCR Tumours of the Central Nervous System dataset is now closed. We anticipate the dataset will be published in mid 2024.

Genitourinary

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Urinary and Male Genital Tumours, the ICCR has commenced updates to 12 existing datasets as follows:

  • Carcinoma of the penis (update of 1st edition)
  • Germ cell tumours of the testis (update of 1st edition)
  • Neoplasia of the testis – retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (update of 1st edition)
  • Prostate cancer – radical prostatectomy specimen (update of 2nd edition)
  • Prostate cancer – transurethral resection and enucleation specimen (update of 1st edition)
  • Prostate – core needle biopsy (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinoma of the bladder – cystectomy, cystoprostatectomy and diverticulectomy specimen (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinoma of the renal pelvis and ureter – nephroureterectomy and ureterectomy specimen (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinoma of the urethra – urethrectomy specimen (update of 1st edition)
  • Urinary tract carcinoma – biopsy and transurethral resection specimen (update of 1st edition)
  • Renal biopsy for tumour (update of 1st edition)
  • Renal epithelial neoplasms (update of 1st edition)

Open consultation will commence from the second quarter of 2024. We anticipate the datasets will be published in the second half of 2024.

Head and Neck

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours, the ICCR has updated nine existing datasets as follows:

  • Carcinomas of the hypopharynx, larynx and trachea (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinomas of the major salivary glands (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinomas of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinomas of the oropharynx and nasopharynx (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinomas of the oral cavity (update of 1st edition)
  • Ear and temporal bone tumours (update of 1st edition)
  • Malignant odontogenic tumours (update of 1st edition)
  • Mucosal melanomas of the head and neck (update of 1st edition)
  • Nodal excisions and neck dissection specimens (update of 1st edition)

The Head and Neck datasets are currently available for public consultation, with comments closing on Friday 17 May 2024. To review the draft datasets, please go to Datasets under consultation. We anticipate the datasets will be published in the third quarter of 2024.

Endocrine

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Endocrine Tumours, the ICCR has commenced updates to four existing datasets as follows:

  • Carcinoma of the adrenal cortex (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinoma of the thyroid (update of 2nd edition)
  • Parathyroid carcinoma & atypical parathyroid neoplasm (update of 1st edition)
  • Phaeochromocytoma and paraganglioma (update of 1st edition)

Open consultation is expected in mid 2024. We anticipate the datasets will be published in the last quarter of 2024.

Female Reproductive Organs

In synchrony with the updates to International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and TNM staging systems, the ICCR has updated three existing datasets as follows:

  • Carcinoma of the vulva (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinoma of the cervix (update of 4th edition)
  • Endometrial cancer (update of 4th edition)

Carcinoma of the vulva (2nd edition) and Carcinoma of the cervix (5th edition) have been published. We anticipate the Endometrial cancer (5th edition) dataset will be published in the first half of 2024.

Digestive Tract

In synchrony with planned updates to the WHO Classification of Digestive System Tumours, the ICCR is in the initial stages of development of four new datasets as follows:

  • Liver metastasis
  • Appendix
  • Gallbladder
  • Anus

Open consultation is expected in the first half of 2025.

 

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

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