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.

Thorax

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Thoracic Tumours, the ICCR has updated four existing datasets as well as developed a new dataset as follows:

  • Lung cancer (update of 3rd edition)
  • Mesothelioma in the pleura, pericardium 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)
  • Lung biopsy/small diagnostic specimens (1st edition)

Public consultation for the first three datasets is now closed. Neoplasms of the heart, peritoneum and great vessels dataset (2nd edition), Thymic epithelial tumours (3rd edition) and the Mesothelioma in the pleura, pericardium and peritoneum (3rd edition) have been published. To review these published guides please go to the Thoracic datasets page. Publication of the Lung cancer dataset is expected in the second half of 2022.

Paediatric

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Paediatric Tumours, the ICCR is developing four new paediatric datasets as follows:

  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Nephroblastoma
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma

Open consultation is expected in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Central nervous system

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Central Nervous System (CNS) Tumours, the ICCR is planning to update the existing Tumours of the CNS dataset (update of 1st edition).

Genitourinary

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

  • Carcinoma of the Bladder – Cystectomy, Cystoprostatectomy and Diverticulectomy Specimen (update of 1st edition)
  • Carcinoma of the Penis (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)
  • Invasive Carcinoma of Renal Tubular Origin (update of 1st edition)
  • Neoplasia of the Testis – Orchidectomy Specimen (update of 1st edition)
  • Neoplasia of the Testis – Retroperitoneal Lymphadenectomy Specimen (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)
  • Renal Biopsy for Tumour (update of 1st edition)
  • Urinary Tract Carcinoma – Biopsy and Transurethral Resection Specimen (update of 1st edition)

Head and Neck

In synchrony with the updates to the WHO Classification of Head and Neck Tumours, the ICCR is planning updates to 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 Nasopharynx and Oropharynx (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)

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

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