TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th Edition

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by  James D. Brierley (Editor), Mary K. Gospodarowicz (Editor), Christian Wittekind (Editor)

December 2016

8th Edition, Softcover, 264 p.

Publisher: Wiley Blackwell

ISBN: 978-1-119-26357-9



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TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours eighth edition provides the latest, internationally agreed-upon standards to describe and categorize cancer stage.

  • Published in affiliation with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
  • Arranged by anatomical region, this authoritative pocket sized guide contains many important updated organ-specific classifications
  • There are new classifications for p16 positive oropharyngeal carcinomas, carcinomas of the thymus, neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas, and sarcomas
  • To facilitate the collection of stage data for cancer surveillance in low and middle income countries there are new sections on Essential TNM and Paediatric Cancer Stage
  • New colour presentation

Table of Contents

Preface XII

Acknowledgments XIV

Organizations Associated with the TNM System XV

Members of UICC Committees Associated with the TNM System XVI

Section Editors XVII

Introduction 1

Head and Neck Tumours 17

Lip and Oral Cavity 18

Pharynx 22

Larynx 31

Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses 36

Unknown Primary – Cervical Nodes 40

Malignant Melanoma of Upper Aerodigestive Tract 45

Major Salivary Glands 47

Thyroid Gland 51

Digestive System Tumours 55

Oesophagus and Oesophagogastric Junction 57

Stomach 63

Small Intestine 67

Appendix 70

Colon and Rectum 73

Anal Canal and Perianal Skin 77

Liver 80

Intrahepatic Bile Ducts 83

Gallbladder 85

Perihilar Bile Ducts 87

Distal Extrahepatic Bile Duct 89

Ampulla of Vater 91

Pancreas 93

Well ]Differentiated Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Gastrointestinal Tract 96

Lung, Pleural, and Thymic Tumours 105

Lung 106

Pleural Mesothelioma 113

Thymic Tumours 115

Tumours of Bone and Soft Tissues 119

Bone 120

Soft Tissues 124

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST) 127

Skin Tumours 131

Carcinoma of Skin 133

Skin Carcinoma of the Head and Neck 136

Carcinoma of Skin of the Eyelid 139

Malignant Melanoma of Skin 142

Merkel Cell Carcinoma of Skin 147

Breast Tumours 151

Gynaecological Tumours 159

Vulva 161

Vagina 164

Cervix Uteri 166

Uterus – Endometrium 171

Uterine Sarcomas 175

Ovarian, Fallopian Tube, and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma 179

Gestational Trophoblastic Neoplasms 184

Urological Tumours 187

Penis 188

Prostate 191

Testis 195

Kidney 199

Renal Pelvis and Ureter 202

Urinary Bladder 204

Urethra 208

Adrenal Cortex 211

Ophthalmic Tumours 215

Carcinoma of Conjunctiva 216

Malignant Melanoma of Conjunctiva 218

Malignant Melanoma of Uvea 221

Retinoblastoma 226

Sarcoma of Orbit 230

Carcinoma of Lacrimal Gland 232

Hodgkin Lymphoma 235

Non ]Hodgkin Lymphomas 239

Essential TNM 241

Paediatric Tumours 247

Gastrointestinal Tumours 247

Bone and Soft Tissue Tumours 248

Gynaecological Tumours 249

Urological Tumours 250

Ophthalmic Tumours 251

Malignant Lymphoma 252

Central Nervous System 252

Author Information

James D. Brierley, BSc, MB, FRCP, FRCR, FRCPC
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the University of Toronto, 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. He has co-edited the TNM Supplement 4th edition (Wiley 2012) and the UICC Manual of Clinical Oncology (Wiley 2015).

Mary K. Gospodarowicz MD, FRCPC, FRCR (Hon)


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