Publication
Title
The IASLC/ITMIG thymic epithelial tumors staging project : proposals for the N and M components for the forthcoming (8th) edition of the TNM classification of malignant tumors
Author
Institution/Organisation
Staging Prognostic Factors Comm
Advisory Boards
Participating Inst Thymic Domain
Abstract
Stage classification is an important underpinning of management of patients with cancer, and rests on a combination of three components: T for tumor extent, N for nodal involvement, and M for more distant metastases. This article details an initiative to develop proposals for the first official stage classification system for thymic malignancies for the 8th edition of the stage classification manuals. Specifically, the results of analysis of a large database and the considerations leading to the proposed N and M components are described. Nodal involvement is divided into an anterior (N1) and a deep (N2) category. Metastases can involve pleural or pericardial nodules (M1a) or intraparenchymal pulmonary nodules or metastases to distant sites (M1b).
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of thoracic oncology / International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer [Aurora, Colo.] - Hagerstown, Md, 2006, currens
Publication
Hagerstown, Md : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2014
ISSN
1556-0864 [print]
1556-1380 [online]
Volume/pages
9:9s:[2](2014), p. S81-S87
ISI
000341688800004
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Creation 06.11.2014
Last edited 18.06.2017
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