TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours
Leslie H. Sobin, Mary K. Gospodarowicz, Christian Wittekind
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 31, 2011 - Medical - 336 pages
TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 7thEdition provides the latest, internationally agreed-uponstandards to describe and categorize cancer stages and progression.Published in affiliation with the International Union AgainstCancer (UICC), this authoritative guide contains important updatedorgan-specific classifications that oncologists and otherprofessionals who manage patients with cancer need to accuratelyclassify tumours for staging, prognosis and treatment.
The major alterations addressed in the 7thEdition concern carcinomas of the oesophagus and thegastroesophageal junction, stomach, lung, appendix, biliary tract,skin, and prostate. In addition, there are several entirely newclassifications:
A new approach has also been adopted to separate anatomicalstage groupings from prognostic groupings in which other prognosticfactors are added to T, N, and M categories. These new prognosticgroupings, as well as the traditional anatomical groupings, arepresented for oesophageal and prostate carcinomas.
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