Collaborative Stage for TNM 7 - Revised 01/20/2010 [ Schema ]
CS Site-Specific Factor 1
Grade for Sarcomas
- Note 1: Comprehensive grading of soft tissue sarcomas is strongly correlated with disease specific survival and incorporates differentiation, mitotic rate and extent of necrosis. The French Federation of Cancer Centers Sarcoma Group (FNCLCC) is the preferred grading system; however, record the grade from any 3 grade sarcoma grading system the pathologist uses. Do not code terms such as "well differentiated" or "poorly differentiated" in this field. See also Note 2.
- Note 2: In some cases, especially for needle biopsies, grade may be specified only as "low grade" or "high grade" . In this case, use codes 100, which maps to G1 or 200, which maps to G3. Codes 010-030 take priority over codes 100 and 200.
- Note 3: The mapping of this SSF is used in AJCC 7th Staging.
|Code||Description||Mapping of Grade|
|010||Specified as Grade 1 [of 3]||1|
|020||Specified as Grade 2 [of 3]||2|
|030||Specified as Grade 3 [of 3]||3|
|100||Grade stated as "low grade" [NOS]||1|
|200||Grade stated as "high grade" [NOS]||3|
|888||OBSOLETE DATA CONVERTED V0200|
See code 988
Not applicable for this schema
|988||Not applicable: Information not collected for this case|
(May include cases converted from code 888 used in CSv1 for "Not applicable" or when the item was not collected. If this item is required to derive T, N, M, or any stage, use of code 988 may result in an error.)
|998||No histologic examination of primary site||9|
Not documented in patient record