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TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (Paperback) (James D. Brierley & Mary K. Gospodarowicz &

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TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, Eighth Edition provides the latest, internationally agreed standards to describe and categorize cancer stages. Published in affiliation with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), this authoritative pocket-sized guide contains important updated organ-specific classifications that oncologists and other professionals who manage patients with cancer need to accurately classify tumours for staging, prognosis and treatment.

Arranged by anatomical region, this authoritative pocket-sized guide delivers updates in staging in head and neck carcinomas, carcinomas of the thyroid, oesophagus, stomach, ****** canal, lung, pleura, skin, ovary, prostate, ****** and adrenal cortex, as well as neuroendocrine tumours, and bone and soft tissue sarcomas.

There are new classifications for p16 positive oropharyngeal carcinomas, carcinomas of the thymus, neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas, and sarcomas of the spine and pelvis and soft tissue sarcomas of the head and neck, thoracic and abdominal visceral and retroperitoneum.

To facilitate the collection of stage data for cancer surveillance in low and middle income countries, there are new sections on Essential TNM in colon and ******, breast, cervix and prostate carcinomas and simplified Stage for Paediatric Cancer.

Clear and carefully templated chapters covering anatomical subsite, regional lymph nodes, TNM clinical classification, pathological classification, histopathological grading, stage grouping and the newer prognostic grouping (where relevant) allow rapid referral to key information.

James D. Brierley, BSc, MB, FRCP, FRCR, FRCPC; Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto; Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr Brierley trained in Clinical Oncology in the UK and developed his interest in cancer staging and surveillance when moving to Canada and has been involved in cancer surveillance, locally, nationally and internationally. He is Co-Chair of the UICC TNM Prognostic Factors Project.

Mary K. Gospodarowicz, MD, FRCPC, FRCR (Hon). Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto; Medical Director, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network; Regional Vice-President of Cancer Care Ontario for Toronto South, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr Gospodarowicz is the Past-President of UICC. She has a long-standing interest in cancer classification with an emphasis on staging and prognostic factors and she has been involved in the UICC TNM Project for many years. Her interests include the application of modern information and communication technologies in cancer control.

Christian Wittekind, MD; Professor of Pathology, Chairman Institute of Pathology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. Dr Wittekind been involved in cancer staging and tumour classifications for over 20 years.

B. O'Sullivan, MD; Professor, Department of Radiatio

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