About this book
- Contains the complete text of AJCC Cancer Staging Manual conveniently sized to fit the pocket of a lab coat for complete portability
- Numerous new line drawings illustrate key anatomic sites throughout the text
From the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual prepared by the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook contains the complete text of the Manual conveniently sized to fit in the pocket of a lab coat for complete portability.* Used by physicians and health care professionals world wide, the Seventh Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook 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.
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
• 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
The Seventh Editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook and Manual 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.
*Cancer Staging Forms may be found at the end of every chapter in the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.
- Surgeons, pathologists, cancer registrars
- Cancer Registrar
- Cancer Staging
- Surgical Oncology
Table of contents
Part I. General Information on Cancer Staging and End-Results Reporting.- Purposes and Principles of Cancer Staging.- Cancer Survival Analysis.- Part II. Head and Neck.- Introduction and General Rules.- Lip and Oral Cavity.- Pharynx.- Larynx.- Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses.- Major Salivary Glands.- Thyroid.- Mucosal Melanoma of the Head and Neck.- Part III. Digestive System.- Esophagus and Esophagogastric Junction.- Stomach.- Small Intestine.- Appendix.- 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.- Part IV. Thorax.- Lung.- Pleural Mesothelioma.- Part V. Musculoskeletal Sites.- Bone.- Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- Part VI. Skin.- Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma and other Cutaneous Carcinomas.- Merkel Cell Carcinoma.- Melanoma of the Skin.- Part VII. Breast.- Breast.- Part VIII. Gynecologic Sites.- Introduction.- Vulva.- Vagina.- Cervix Uteri.- Corpus Uteri.- Ovary and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma.- Fallopian Tube.- Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors.- Part IX. Genitourinary Sites.- Penis.- Prostate.- Testis.- Kidney.- Renal Pelvis and Ureter.- Urinary Bladder.- Urethra.- Adrenal Gland.- Part X. 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.- Part XI. Central Nervous System.- Brain and Spinal Cord.- Part XII. Lymphoid Neoplasms.- Lymphoid Neoplasms.- Part XIII. Personnel and Contributors