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Quiz: Historical Background

  1. In the early years of nomenclature and coding of neoplasms (1950s and 1960s), the principal system for classifying diseases was the ICD series published by the American Cancer Society.
  2. ICD was used to code and tabulate the diagnoses on medical records for storage and retrieval, and a chapter of ICD was designated to neoplasms.
  3. Since the publication of ICD-6, the classification of neoplasms has been based primarily on topographic site and behavior.
  4. The Systematized Nomenclature Of Pathology (SNOP), published by CAP in the 1960s, provided a morphology code including two sections on neoplasms.
  5. In 1976, the WHO published the first edition of the International Classification of Diseases for Oncology, which had a topography section based on the malignant neoplasm rubrics of ICD-9 and a morphology section that was a one-digit expansion of the MOTNAC morphology.
  6. In the 1960s, the American Cancer Society (ACS) published the Systematized Nomenclature of Pathology (SNOP).
  7. ICD-O, First Edition, published in 1976, had a topography section based on the malignant neoplasm rubrics of ICD-9 and a morphology section that was a one-digit expansion of the MOTNAC morphology.
  8. ICD-O-3 was published by WHO in 1990 for use in cancer registries and in pathology and other departments specializing in cancer.