International Classification of Childhood Cancer 1996
IARC Technical Report, No 29
Kramárová, E., Stiller, C.A., Ferlay, J., Parkin, D.M., et al.
ISBN-13    9789283214434 ISBN-10    9283214439
Order Number    17700029   
Price    CHF    30.00 / US$    36.00 Developing countries:    CHF    21.00
English     1996        48   pages
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Sets out a revised international standard system for the classification of childhood cancer based on morphology. The 1996 edition has been revised to reflect changes in the second edition of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O-2) and the Tenth Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), which introduced a new and expanded coding for cancer.
The book opens with a general introduction to the new classification, emphasizing differences from previous classifications and the reasons why specific changes were introduced. This is followed by an explanation of the two "Child-check" computer programs, included with the book, for conversion from ICD-O-1 to ICD-O-2, and from ICD-O-2 to the current International Classification of Childhood Cancer (ICCC). The programs help users to improve the quality and comparability of childhood cancer data and to automate the scrutiny procedures as far as possible. Also provided are instructions for installing and running the programs, and a key to the content of output files.
The main part of the book consists of a tabulation of the complete classification rules, followed by a conversion table for ICCC and the Birch and Marsden classification introduced in 1987. A series of tables indicating acceptable morphology and site combinations concludes the classification.