Promoting and Expanding the Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer

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Page last updated: 19 July 2016

2012

Promoting and Expanding the Structured Pathology Reporting of Cancer

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

This second stage of the structured cancer reporting project included:
  • development and management of a national education program on the six protocols developed during Stage 1 (breast, melanoma, lung, lymphoma, colorectal and prostate) with representatives from New Zealand and each Australian state;
  • development of a process for maintaining and updating the completed protocols;
  • development of further protocols in conjunction with the Royal College of Pathologists UK, College of American Pathologists and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer for the standardisation of cancer core data, metadata, naming conventions and value lists for all cancers beginning with prostate, endometrium, melanoma and lung;
  • development of a recommended format to report the structured information from the protocols;
  • exploration and development of e-Health and Laboratory Information System (LIS) capability to use cancer protocols; and
  • trial of the automated population of structured colorectal cancer reports from narrative-based reports via the University of Sydney web translation tool.

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