International Classification of
Childhood Cancer 3rd Ed. (ICCC-3)

International Classification of Childhood Cancer (ICCC) is to classify childhood cancer based on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) by WHO. Dr. Birch and Dr. Marsden proposed ICCC and published as 1st edition in 1987. ICCC has been revised for the purpose to be used as the standard for epidemiological surveillance and/or resistor of childhood cancer. The 2nd edition was published in 1996. Current ICCC is 3rd edition. It was published in 2005 based on the revision of ICD.
First editin: Birch, JM & Marsden HB. A classification scheme for childhood cancer.
Int J Cancer. 1987;40:620-624.
Second edition: Kramarova E & Stiller CA. The international classification of childhood cancer.
Int J Cancer. 1996;68:756–765.
Third edition: Steliarova-Foucher E, Stiller C, Lacour B & Kaatsch P. International classification of childhood cancer, Third edition. Cancer. 2005;103:1457-67.
ICCC-3 classifies childhood cancer into twelve neoplasms (main classification) based on International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O). Main classification is classifies into 47 sub-group. Sub-group has further their subtypes.

  Main Classification
Select01Leukemias, myeloproliferative diseases, and myelodysplastic diseases
Select02Lymphomas and reticuloendothelial neoplasms
Select03CNS and miscellaneous intracranial and intraspinal neoplasms
Select04Neuroblastoma and other peripheral nervous cell tumors
Select05Retinoblastoma
Select06Renal Tumors
Select07Hepatic Tumors
Select08Maligant bone tumors
Select09Soft tissue and other extra-osseous sarcomas
Select10Germ cell tumors, trophoblastic tumors, and neplasms of gonads
Select11Other malignant epithelial neoplasms and malignant melanomas
Select12Other and unspecified malignant neoplasms


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