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AJCC Cancer Staging Manual

Edge, S., Byrd, D.R., Compton, C.C., Fritz, A.G., Greene, F.L., Trotti, A. (Eds.)

7th ed. 2010, XV, 649 p. With CD-ROM.

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  • The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook (with staging forms included) are the gold standard to help the cancer patient management team determine the correct stage for patients, allowing for the most appropriate care plan.

The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook, prepared by the American Joint Committee on Cancer, are used by physicians and health care professionals throughout the world to facilitate the uniform description and reporting of neoplastic diseases. 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. Relevant markers supported by evidence and of sufficient impact for treatment decisions have been included to define stage, for example Gleason’s Score and PSA in prostate cancer.


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. There are new primary site chapters for extrahepatic bile ducts, distal bile duct, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and the adrenal gland plus a vastly expanded section on ophthalmologic malignancies.

User-friendly enhancements include:

• a revised and expanded presentation of the principles and rules of TNM staging

• a concise summary of changes in the TNM classification and "Staging at a Glance" opening each chapter to provide a snapshot of staging and coding details

• numerous new line drawings illustrating key sites throughout the text

• full color text to highlight elements of TNM, stage groupings and prognostic factors

• a revised user friendly "Staging Form"

• a CD-ROM packaged with each Manual containing printable Staging Forms

The Seventh Editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook remain the essential references for oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, cancer registrars and medical professionals worldwide to ensure that all those taking care of cancer patients are fully versed in the language of cancer staging.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » AJCC - Cancer Registrar - Cancer Staging - Oncology - Staging - Surgery - Surgical Oncology - TNM staging system - carcinoma - neuroendocrine tumor

Related subjects » Oncology & Hematology - Pathology - Surgery

Table of contents 

General Information on Cancer Staging and End-Results Reporting.- Purposes and Principles of Cancer Staging.- Cancer Survival Analysis.- Head and Neck.- Lip and Oral Cavity.- Pharynx.- Larynx.- Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses.- Major Salivary Glands.- Thyroid.- Mucosal Melanoma of the Head and Neck.- Digestive System.- Esophagus and Esophagogastric Junction.- Stomach.- Small Intestine.- Colon and Rectum.- Anus.- Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor.- Neuroendocrine Tumors.- Liver.- Intrahepatic Bile Ducts.- Gallbladder.- Perihilar Bile Ducts.- Distal Bile Duct.- Ampulla of Vater.- Exocrine and Endocrine Pancreas.- Thorax.- Lung.- Pleural Mesothelioma.- Musculoskeletal Sites.- Bone.- Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Skin.- Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Other Cutaneous Carcinomas.- Merkel Cell Carcinoma.- Melanoma of the Skin.- Breast.- Breast.- Gynecologic Sites.- Vulva.- Vagina.- Cervix Uteri.- Corpus Uteri.- Ovary and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma.- Fallopian Tube.- Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors.- Genitourinary Sites.- Penis.- Prostate.- Testis.- Kidney.- Renal Pelvis and Ureter.- Urinary Bladder.- Urethra.- Adrenal.- Ophthalmic Sites.- Carcinoma of the Eyelid.- Carcinoma of the Conjunctiva.- Malignant Melanoma of the Conjunctiva.- Malignant Melanoma of the Uvea.- Retinoblastoma.- Carcinoma of the Lacrimal Gland.- Sarcoma of the Orbit.- Ocular Adnexal Lymphoma.- Central Nervous System.- Brain and Spinal Cord.- Lymphoid Neoplasms.- Lymphoid Neoplasms.

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Distribution rights for India: Bhalani Medical Book House, Mumbai, India

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