AJCC Cancer Staging Manual
6th ed. 2002. XIV, 421 pp. With CD-ROM. Softcover
The American Joint Committee on Cancer's Cancer Staging Manual is used by physicians throughout the world to diagnose cancer and determine the extent to which cancer has progressed. All of the TNM staging information included in this Sixth Edition is uniform between the AJCC (American Joint Committee on Cancer) and the UICC (International Union Against Cancer).
In addition to the information found in the Handbook, the Manual provides standardized data forms for each anatomic site, which can be utilized as permanent patient records, enabling clinicians and cancer research scientists to maintain consistency in evaluating the efficacy of diagnosis and treatment. The CD-ROM packaged with each Manual contains printable copies of each of the book's 45 Staging Forms.
Contents: I. Purposes and principles of staging: Philosophy. General Rules. Statistics.- II. Head and neck sites: Head and Neck. Lip and Oral Cavity. Pharynx. Larynx. Paranasal Sinuses. Major Salivary Glands. Thyroid Gland.- III. Colorectal sites: Stomach. Small Intestine. Colon and Rectum. Anal Canal.- IV. Digestive sites: Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Ducts. Gallbladder. Extrahepatic Bile Ducts. Ampulla of Vater. Exocrine Pancreas.- V. Thorax sitex: Esophagus. Lung. Pleural Mesothelioma.- VI. Musculoskeletal sitex: Bone. Soft Tissue Sarcoma.- VII. Skin: Carcinoma of the Skin. Malignant Melanoma.- VIII. Breast: Breast.- IX. Gynecologic sites: Vulva. Vagina. Cervix Uteri. Corpus Uteri. Ovary. Fallopian Tube. Gestational Trophoblastic Tumors.- X. Genitourinary sites: Penis. Prostrate. Testis. Kidney. Renal Pelvis and Ureter. Urinary Bladder. Urethra.- XI. 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.- XII. Central nervous system: Brain and Spinal Cord.- XIII. Lymphoma: Lymphoid Neoplasms. Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.