Proper classification and staging is essential for the physician to assign proper treatment, evaluate results of management and clinical trials, and to serve as the standard for local, regional and international reporting on cancer incidence and outcome.
The Seventh Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual brings together all the currently available information on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites and incorporates newly acquired knowledge on the etiology and pathology of cancer. As knowledge of cancer biology expands, cancer staging must incorporate these advances. The current revision provides evidence-based staging based upon the established tenets of TNM classification supplemented by selected molecular markers.
Organized by disease site into 57 comprehensive chapters, the Seventh Edition features much-anticipated, major revisions to many chapters including breast, colon, prostate, kidney, and others. Neuroendocrine cancer in bladder are new primary site chapters for extrahepatic bile ducts, distal bile duct, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, Merkel neuroendocrine cancer in bladder neuroendocrine cancer in bladder, and the adrenal gland plus a vastly expanded section on ophthalmologic malignancies.
Table of contents Part I. Head and Neck.
Digestive System. Musculoskeletal Sites. Gynecologic Sites.
Neuroendocrine Tumor - Betsy’s Story
Genitourinary Sites. Ophthalmic Sites.
Central Nervous System. Lymphoid Neoplasms.