Malignancy and Cause of Death
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Internal system used to track malignancies and cause of death information. Data collected from medical records and diagnostics is included. Additional malignancy information reported on veterinarian questionnaires can be found in the Conditions Neoplasia section of Data Commons.
All diagnoses are ranked on a scale of 1 to 3 with a status of presumptive, definitive or final depending on how confident the diagnosis is:
- Tier 1: Definitive or final diagnosis. Microscopically confirmed via histology or cytology by a board-certified pathologist.
- Tier 2: Presumptive diagnosis. Diagnosis via visualization or imaging without microscopic confirmation.
- Tier 3: Presumptive diagnosis. Based on clinical suspicion only.
|subject_id||Dog's unique identifier.|
|year_in_study||Year in study the diagnosis occurred collected.|
|diagnosis_year_month||Year and month diagnosis occurred in.|
|tracked_condition||Malignancy or cause of death.|
|phenotype||Malignancy phenotype (if applicable).|
|status||Status of diagnosis.|
|tier_of_confidence||Tier of confidence.|
|is_cause_of_death||Is this the cause of death?|
|is_recurrence*||Is this a recurrence of a malignancy?|
|is_adjudicated||Has this malignancy been confirmed by multiple pathologists?|
*Cancer, phenotype and location must all match for a diagnosis to be considered a recurrence
Please note: The 'Malignancy and Cause of Death' data is collected from an internal tracking system. The 'Conditions - Neoplasia' data is collected from the Annual Veterinarian Questionnaire, Additional Veterinarian Visit Questionnaire, Malignancy Related Questionnaire and Death and Necropsy Related Questionnaire. If you are interested in all malignancies diagnosed throughout the study, please also review the data from the 'Conditions - Neoplasia' dataset.