From the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual prepared by the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the Cancer Staging Handbook contains the complete text of the Manual conveniently sized to fit the pocket of a lab coat for complete portability.* Used by physicians and health care professionals worldwide to facilitate the uniform description of neoplastic diseases, the fully revised and updated Sixth Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook brings together all currently available information on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites and incorporates newly acquired knowledge on the etiology and pathology of cancer. Proper classification and staging allow the physician to determine treatment more appropriately, evaluate results of management more reliably, and compare worldwide statistics reported from various institutions on a local, regional, and national basis more confidently. All of the TNM staging information included in the Sixth Edition is uniform between the AJCC and the UICC (International Union Against Cancer). Organized by disease site into 48 comprehensive chapters, the Sixth Edition features much-anticipated, major revisions to the chapters on melanoma and breast cancer. Numerous new line drawings illustrate key anatomic sites throughout the text. Additional user-friendly enhancements include: * a concise summary of changes in the TNM classification since the previous edition at the start of every chapter * page tabs for easy access between chapters * a comprehensive index. The Sixth Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook remain the essential reference for oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, cancer registrars, and medical professionals worldwide to assure that all those taking care of cancer patients will be trained in the language of cancer staging. * Cancer staging forms may be found in the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual the forms are featured at the end of every chapter and included on a CD-ROM packaged with the bookReseña del editor:
The AJCC Cancer Staging System is the preeminent paradigm used by physicians throughout the world to diagnose cancer and determine the extent to which cancer has progressed. The 6th Edition of the "AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook" brings the practice of cancer diagnosis and treatment to the forefront of newly acquired knowledge on the etiology and pathology of cancer. As we learn more and more about cancer, methods of staging cancer must adapt to accomodate the new information. This new edition has completely revised and updated the old classification system to provide a new, evidence-based guide to cancer staging. The Handbook features all the staging information offered in the Manual, in a pocket-size book, transportable for easy reference. The 6th Edition is an essential resource for residents and health care trainees throughout the world who are involved in cancer treatment and research.
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