A web-based tool to facilitate Pathology Tumor Reporting since 2003.

Zhenhong Qu, MD. PhD. & Chris Van Vranken
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Recent Updates:
Recent updates: 1) Tumor stage look-up is updated to AJCC-7th ed staging schema, 2) tumor templates are renewed and more templates are added, 3) "Ancillary Study" is included as new data element to assist marker selection, 4) SNOMED-CT and ICD9 codes are incorporated, and 5) final report can be download by the users to their local computers.
How to use the Tumor Reporting System:
  1. From the above drop-down list, select the organ of interest.
  2. Click ""Get Synposis"". A report template (checklist) will appear.
  3. Complete the organ template following the on-screen instructions. Not all data fields have to be filled out.
  4. Click one of the three buttons at the end of the template:
    a ""Get Synopsis as a List"" - gives a list of the entered data elements which can be copied and pasted on your pathology report.
    b ""Get Synopsis as a Report"" - compiles entered data into a compact report format which can be copied and pasted on your pathology report.
    c ""Save Report to Your Computer"" - allows you to download the discrete data elements of the tumor report into a Microsoft Access database.
  5. Close the browser to permanently purge (erase) the final report from web browser / this reporting system.

The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer [ACS-CoC] mandates that pathology reports at ACS-CoC -approved programs include all scientifically validated or regularly used data elements for each site and specimen. To comply with the ACS-CoC mandates, the College of American Pathologist (CAP) has produced cancer protocols with checklists, to be used as a resource by pathologists. In order to be inclusive, these CAP checklists are often very long, and require extensive, cumbersome editing, making room for clerical errors. Overwhelming feedbacks from our users indicate that concise tumor-reporting templates with scientifically validated data elements and clinically important information are highly desirable and more manageable than exhausting long checklist. There are many other sources of tumor synopsis templates, each of which with its own strength and weakness, tailors to a particular practice setting where it is created and used. Indeed, ACS-CoC imposes no restriction as to the style or source of the templates to be used. We therefore create this set of templates based on those from multiple sources and in compliance with ACS-CoC mandates. Recent changes to the Cancer Program Standards (Standard 4.6) also include requirement to use “appropriate synoptic format” for tumor reporting. Thus, two different synoptic formats are used in this system.
This tumor reporting system is only intended to be a tool to facilitate the reporting process. The users are expected to use their judgment as to the accuracy and adequacy of information presented here. The owner of this site or its affiliated entities shall not be held liable for any adverse results from use or misuse of the material in this tumor reporting system.
Project Team: Zhenhong Qu; Christopher Van Vranken; Jennifer Findeis-Hosey; Daniel Hosey; Tochukwu Ikpeze; Shibu Ninan.
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