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Squamous Cell Carcinoma, HPV-negative/Positive

(JD Liddil) #1

Looking for suggestions on coding Squamous Cell Carcinoma, HPV-negative and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, HPV-positive as it is important for use to capture this. They are in SEER but as usual not in ICD-O-3 (WHO)

(Christian Reich) #2

Well, here is the situation: Squamous cell carcinoma is a morphology or histology. So, you got SNOMED 4103543 “Squamous cell carcinoma”. Whether it is HPV-negative or positive is a cancer attribute. They are different for each cancer type. E.g. HPV can also be involved in cervical or oral cancer, but not in gastric cancer. We are currently in the process of building the cancer-specific set of attributes. But currently that’s not available.