Title
The IASLC/ITMIG thymic malignancies staging project development of a stage classification for thymic malignancies The IASLC/ITMIG thymic malignancies staging project development of a stage classification for thymic malignancies
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Hagerstown, Md :Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Journal of thoracic oncology / International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer [Aurora, Colo.] - Hagerstown, Md, 2006, currens
Volume/pages
8(2013) :12 , p. 1467-1473
ISSN
1556-0864
ISI
000327420500013
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
The lack of an official-stage classification system for thymic malignancies is an issue that hampers progress in this rare disease. A collaborative effort by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and the International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group is underway to develop proposals for such a system. A database of more than 10,000 cases worldwide has been assembled to provide a solid basis for analysis. This report outlines the structure of the effort and the process that has been designed.
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