Presentation on theme: "Evaluation of Electronic Radiotherapy Data for Quality Checking Cancer Registry Data Colin Fox (NICR) Richard Middleton (NICR) Denise Lynd (BCH – COIS)"— Presentation transcript:
Evaluation of Electronic Radiotherapy Data for Quality Checking Cancer Registry Data Colin Fox (NICR) Richard Middleton (NICR) Denise Lynd (BCH – COIS)
Clinical Oncology Information System (COIS) Radiotherapy Data – treatment intent, machine parameters, fractions, tumour site, dates. Clinical Staging Data – from year 2000 all cancers exc. NM Skins (TNM, site-specific classifications, overall stage). Chemotherapy Data – regimes, number of sessions, dates, drug details, dosages. Detailed Patient Annotation Notes. Approximately 4200 registrations annually of which around 2500 involve XRT.
Methods 1999-2002 COIS Radiotherapy data (13,730 XRT sessions relating to approx 9400 patients). Patient and tumour data from COIS was matched to NICR Cancer Registration Database. NICR tumour data relating to site, behaviour and diagnosis date were extracted for matched COIS registrations for which no tumour match was obtained. COIS site and behaviour data as well as XRT start dates compared with corresponding NICR registration data using SPSS.
Matching Results Exact match at patient and tumour level. 12,331 XRT sessions (89.8%) 8348 registrations (89.0%) Match at patient level but not tumour. 1232 XRT sessions (9.0%) 868 registrations (9.3%) Not Matched to NICR 167 XRT sessions (1.2%) 167 registrations (1.8%)
XRT Patients Not On NICR Breast37 (1% of annual incidence) NM Skin35 (0.4% of annual incidence) Prostate17 (0.8% of annual incidence) Lung16 (0.45% of annual incidence) Other Sites62 (0.35% of annual incidence) 167 cases <0.5% of annual incidence COIS registrations for selected sites that were missing from the NICR database:
No Tumour Match: Site Different NM Skin58 (0.42% of XRT cases) Site Unspecified43 (0.31% of XRT cases) Lung33 (0.24% of XRT cases) Breast24 (0.17% of XRT cases) Other Sites158 (1.15% of XRT cases) 316 (2.3% of XRT cases) Malignant sites differed between NICR and COIS in 316 XRT sessions. Number of COIS cases differing on site for selected sites:
No Tumour Match: Near Site Lung & Mesothelioma85 (0.62% of XRT cases) Head & Neck67 (0.49% of XRT cases) Colon & Rectum38 (0.28% of XRT cases) Stomach & Oesophagus34 (0.25% of XRT cases) Lymphomas27 (0.2% of XRT cases) Cervix & Uterus25 (0.18% of XRT cases) Other Sites63 (0.46% of XRT cases) 339 (2.47% of XRT cases) “Near” meaning the malignant site is similar between both NICR and COIS (339 XRT sessions). Number of COIS cases differing for selected sites:
No Tumour Match: Behaviour Differences Site Unspecified138 (1% of XRT cases) Breast133 (0.97% of XRT cases) Head & Neck 82 (0.6% of XRT cases) Lung 68 (0.5% of XRT cases) NM Skin 60 (0.44% of XRT cases) Brain 53 (0.39% of XRT cases) Other Sites 55 (0.4% of XRT cases) 589 (4.3% of XRT cases) Both NICR and COIS agree on the site but one of the sources has it as non-malignant or metastatic (589 XRT sessions). Numbers of COIS cases differing on behaviour for selected sites:
Comparison of Diagnosis and XRT Start Dates XRT began after diagnosis in majority of cases. XRT administered just before diagnosis in around 4.5% of cases, with 3% getting XRT well before NICR diagnosis date. Main sites – lung, breast, NM skin, head/neck and prostate. Reasons? Recurrent cases may account for some Metastases requiring early XRT before diagnosis of the primary tumour Possible missed pathology Requires further investigation.
Summary and Conclusions Over 90% of COIS data matches exactly Of the 8% where tumour site differed, only 2% was significant (completely different tumour site to what was registered) Highlighted missing registrations – approx 2% over the 4 years of COIS data (0.5% per year) Helped reduce further an already low DCO rate Just over 3% of cases where radiotherapy started significantly earlier than NICR diagnosis date.
Recommendations COIS represents a clinically rich new source of electronic data for NICR and will provide for: Verification of NICR tumour registrations Enhancement of treatment data on NICR Electronic clinical staging data Follow-up on cases where: COIS tumour site differed completely to NICR and XRT start dates occurred significantly earlier than the diagnosis date on NICR Revision of system update rule for diagnosis date. Carry out a similar investigation with chemotherapy data when available.