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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

Immunotherapy, Days from Dx

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
DX_IMMUNO_STARTED_DAYS
length: 
4
Allowable values: 
0 – 9999
Description: 
The number of days between the date of diagnosis (NAACCR Item #390) and the date on which immunotherapy at any facility was started (NAACCR Item #1240).
Registry Coding Instructions: 

None.

Analytic Note: 

Agents included for immunotherapy are also known at biologic response modifiers.
 
CoC cancer programs are required to identify treatment their patients received from all sources.  Immunotherapy may have occurred at any facility, or at multiple facilities, not limited to the one whose report is included in this file.  This refers to the first administration of immunotherapy for the cancer by any facility. 

Code

Definition

0 - 9999

Number of elapsed days

blank

Immunotherapy not administered, immunotherapy unknown, or cannot compute days elapsed due to missing or incomplete dates