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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

Radiation Therapy

DD_category: 
PUF Data Item Name: 
RX_SUMM_RADIATION
length: 
1
Allowable values: 
0-5, 9
Description: 
Records the type of radiation administered to the primary site or any metastatic site and includes all radiation therapy that is part of the first course of treatment, whether delivered at the reporting institution or at other institutions.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

·         Record the type of radiation administered to the primary site or any metastatic site.
·         Include all procedures that are a part of the first course of treatment, whether delivered at the reporting institution or at other institutions.

Analytic Note: 

This item is reported using the ROADS and DAM manuals for cases diagnosed December 31, 2002, and earlier.  For cases diagnosed January 1, 2003 and later the code reported in this item as been imputed from the reported regional treatment modality using the FORDS manual.

Code

Label

Definition

0

None

Radiation not administered

1

Beam radiation

X-ray, cobalt, linear accelerator, neutron beam, betatron, spray radiation, intraoperative radiation and stereotactic radiosurgery (gamma knife and proton beam).

2

Radioactive implants

Brachytherapy, interstitial implants, molds, seeds, needles, or intracavitary applicators of radioactive materials (cesium, radium, radon, and radioactive gold).

3

Radioisotopes

Internal use of radioactive isotopes (iodine-131, phosphorus-32, strontium 89 and 90).  Can be administered orally, intracavitary, or by intravenous injection.

4

Combination of beam radiation with radioactive implants or radioisotopes

Combination of code 1 with codes 2 and/or 3.

5

Radiation therapy, NOS

Radiation was administered, but the method or source is not documented.

9

Unknown.

Unknown if radiation therapy recommended or administered; death certificate only.