Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set Introduction
The Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set is made up of the following data sets:
The site specific Breast Data Set contains breast data items.
- Central Nervous System
The site specific Central Nervous System Data Set contains Central Nervous System (CNS) data items.
The site specific Colorectal Data Set contains colorectal data items.
- CTYA (Children, Teenagers and Young Adults)
The site specific Children, Teenagers and Young Adults Data Set contains Children, Teenager and Young Adult (CTYA) data items.
The site specific Gynaecological Data Set contains gynaecological data items.
The site specific Haematology Data Set contains haematology data items.
- Head and Neck
The site specific Head and Neck Data Set contains head and neck data items.
The site specific Lung Data Set contains lung data items.
The site specific Sarcoma Data Set contains bone and soft TISSUE sarcoma data items.
The site specific Skin Data Set contains skin data items.
- Upper Gastrointestinal
The site specific Upper Gastrointestinal Data Set contains Upper Gastrointestinal data items.
The site specific Urology Data Set contains urology data items.
The Pathology Data Set site contains a sub-set of the Core Data Set for pathology items only.
By creating a sub-set for pathology, this will allow the Cancer Service teams to concentrate on collecting and reporting all the other clinical data required for the Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set and the pathologists collecting and reporting the pathology items. This will reduce the burden of data collection for the Cancer Service teams and allow for more accurate pathology reporting to be submitted to the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS).
There will be no requirement for Pathology Laboratories to double report. Once their Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) are updated to report in the COSDS XML Schema, all other pathology reporting can cease.