Standard Sets

Breast Cancer

The ICHOM Standard Set for Breast cancer is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to persons with Breast cancer. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

1 Complications will be recorded based on the type of therapy needed or action required to correct the complication as described in the Clavien-Dindo Classification and CTCAE v4.0

2 Includes depression and anxiety.

3,4 Recommended to track via the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Core Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30).

5 Includes body image and satisfaction with breast(s). Recommended to track via the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Specific Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-BR23) and the BREAST-Q – Satisfaction with Breasts.

6 Includes arm and breast symptoms. Recommended to track via the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Specific Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-BR23).

7 Recommended to track via the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Specific Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-BR23).

8 Recommended to track via a single item from the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Liver Metastases Colorectal Module (EORTC QLQ-LMC21).

9 Recommended to track via a subset of questions from the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Endocrine Symptoms (FACT-ES).

10 Includes sexual functioning and vaginal symptoms. Recommended to track via the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Breast Cancer Specific Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-BR23) and a subset of questions from the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Endocrine Symptoms (FACT-ES).

11 Includes physical, emotional, cognitive and social functioning, ability to work and overall well-being. Recommeded to track via the EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire – Core Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30).

12 Includes overall and cause-specific survival.

Team that developed this standard


Resource Documents

Breast Cancer Reference Guide
Breast Cancer Data Dictionary
Breast Cancer – A Standard Set of Value-Based Patient-Centered Outcomes for Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Flyer

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