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Hematopoietic Project
Updated May 23, 2012 (view details)

This site provides 2012 and 2010 data collection rules for hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms. There are two tools for use with these rules:

  1. Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Database (Heme DB)
    • A tool to assist in screening for reportable cases and determining reportability requirements.
    • The database contains abstracting and coding information for all hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms (9590/3-9992/3).
  2. Hematopoietic Coding Manual
    • Reportability instructions and rules for determining the number of primaries, the primary site and histology, and the cell lineage or phenotype.
    • The introduction to the manual has Steps in Priority Order for Using the Heme DB and Hematopoietic Coding Manual.

The Heme DB database is available in two formats: a web-based tool and as stand-alone software. You can switch between the 2012 and 2010 versions of the data within both formats.

Web-based Version of the Database

The Heme DB provided in a web-based format has several benefits over the software version:

  • Updates are automatic: users do not have to install anything to access the latest revisions.
  • Allows access from any computer or device with an Internet connection.
  • Eliminates problems for users who do not have permission to install software on their work computers.

2012 Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Database and Manual - For cases diagnosed January 1, 2012 and later.
To switch between the 2010 and 2012 data, use the link in the grey bar at the top of the database page.

Software Version of the Database

The software now supports both the 2012 and 2010 data and manual.

The web-based version of the Hematopoietic & Lymphoid Database is the preferred method to access the current data. If you need the software version because of limited Internet access, it is still available for now, but may be phased out in the future. Note that the coding information in the software version of the database can get out-of-date; be sure to check back to this site to install any updates.

Download the Hematopoietic Database Software Version 2.1 (released May 23, 2012)

Suggested Citation

Johnson CH, Adamo M, Dickie L, Percy-Laurry A, Ruhl J (eds.), 2012 Hematopoietic Manual. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892-8316