Alberta Cancer Registry (ACR) Data Dictionary

ATP receives linked data at regular intervals from Alberta's Cancer Registry for participants who consented to data linkage with ACR.

10,301

Completions

35 - 87

Age Range

2000 - 2018

Collection Period

6,419

Provided Biospecimen

Survey Variables by Section

Var ID Var Name Label Description Type Valid Values Unit
12422 ACR_AGE_AT_DEATH Age at death Participant's age at death Number (Integer) Range (years): 1-99 years
11898 ACR_AGE_AT_DIAGNOSIS Age at Diagnosis Age at cancer diagnosis Number (Decimal) Range (years): 1-99 years
11931 ACR_AGE_AT_LINKAGE Age at ACR Linkage Participant Age at ACR Linkage Number (Decimal) Range (years): 1-99 years
12025 ACR_AGE_AT_TREATMENT Age at Treatment Age at cancer treatment Coded Range: 1 - 99 years
11901 ACR_BEHAVIOUR Numeric Behaviour Ability of tumour to invade and metastasize, ranges from benign (0) to malignant (3) Coded 0, 1, 2, 3
11902 ACR_BEST_STAGE Best Stage This is a historical variable for cases diagnosed up to and including 2003. The coder assigned an overall best stage derived from both TNM clinical and TNM pathological components for breast cervix and colorectal sites. Text 0, 1, 2, 2a, 2b, 3, 3a, 3b, 3c, 4, x
12442 ACR_CANCER_DEATH_SITE_AGGREGATE Aggregate Cancer Death Site Region or body system of cancer at death Text Must be a valid cancer site
12443 ACR_CANCER_DEATH_SITE_SPECIFIC Specific Cancer Death Site Organ or tissue site of cancer at death Text Must be a valid cancer site
11903 ACR_CANCER_SITE_AGGREGATE Aggregate Cancer Site Region or body system assigned to case Text Must be a valid cancer site
11904 ACR_CANCER_SITE_SPECIFIC Specific Cancer Site Organ or tissue site assigned to case Text Must be a valid cancer site
12441 ACR_DEATH_DATE_PRECISION Cancer Death Date Precision Indicates if the death date is complete or missing a value Text c, d, y, m
11907 ACR_DIAGNOSIS_DATE_PRECISION Cancer Diagnosis Date Precision Indicates if the diagnosis date is complete or missing a value Text c, d, y, m
11908 ACR_DIAGNOSIS_METHOD Cancer Diagnosis Method The method used to determine the primary cancer at the date of diagnosis (dx before 2004) Text Must be a valid cancer diagnosis method
11909 ACR_DIAGNOSIS_METHOD_2004_AND_LATER Cancer Diagnosis Method 2004 and Later The method used to determine the primary cancer at the date of diagnosis (dx after 2004) Text Must be a valid cancer diagnosis method
11933 ACR_DIAGNOSIS_YEAR Year of Cancer Diagnosis Year of Cancer Diagnosis Number (Integer) Range (year): 1900 - current year year
11911 ACR_HISTOLOGY_CYTOLOGY Histologically or Cytologically Confirmed Whether or not at any time during the client's medical history this primary cancer has been histologically/cytologically proven or confirmed Text Yes, No, Unknown
11912 ACR_ICD_O_MORPHOLOGY ICD-O Morphology The code representing the cell type(s) of the malignancy. Prior to 2001 icdo_mor is in ICDO2; 2001 and onwards icdo_mor is in ICDO3 Coded Must be a valid ICD-O-3 code
11913 ACR_ICD_O_TOPOGRAPHY ICD-O Topography The code representing the anatomical location of the primary (Primary Site) Coded Must be a valid ICD-O-3 code
11929 ACR_NUMBER_OF_MALIGNANCIES Malignancy Number Primary number counter indicating the number of reportable conditions coded for a given patient Number (Integer) Range (number of malignancies): 1 - 10 malignancies
11916 ACR_REGISTRY_STATUS Registry Status Registry Status: Current coding status for the specified primary indicating completeness of the coding Text Must be a valid status (complete, incomplete etc.)
11917 ACR_RHA_AT_DIAGNOSIS Regional Health Authority at Diagnosis Regional Health Authority (RHA) of usual residence at time of diagnosis as of December 1, 2003 (new RHA system) Coded 0, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 99
11899 ACR_STAGE_AJCC_6 AJCC 6 Cancer Stage American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 6th version collaborative stage is used for cases diagnosed between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2009. It is derived from cancer stage coded fields using cancer staging algorithms. Coded Must be a valid cancer stage
11900 ACR_STAGE_AJCC_7 AJCC 7 Cancer Stage American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 7th version collaborative stage is used for cases diagnosed between January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2017. It is derived from cancer stage coded fields using cancer staging algorithms. Coded Must be a valid cancer stage
11920 ACR_TREATMENT Cancer Treatment One field summary of the method(s) used to treat that primary site initially. 1 treatment per record per primary (ie.multiple records for primaries that received more than 1 initial treatment) Coded Must be a valid cancer treatment
11923 ACR_TREATMENT_DATE_PRECISION Date of First Treatment Precision Indicates if a client's treatment date is complete or missing a value Text c, d, y, m
11918 ACR_TREATMENT_INITIAL Initial Cancer Treatment The method used to treat the primary site initially. One treatment per record per primary (ie.mulitple records for primaries that received more than one initial treatment) Text Must be a valid cancer treatment (chemotherapy,surgery etc.)
11924 ACR_TREATMENT_MODALITY Treatment Modality Modality identifies more detailed information regarding surgery and/or radiotherapy for specific sties Text Must be a valid cancer treatment modality
11928 ACR_VITAL_STATUS Vital Status Indicates whether a person is alive or deceased Text a, d, ?
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