ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: proposals for the forthcoming Seventh Edition of the TNM classification of non-small cell lung cancer
Turgut Işıtmangil
GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim Hastanesi Göğüs Cerrahisi Kliniği
The Seventh Edition of the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumors is due to be published in early 2009. The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project, which is accepted as the primary source for revised recommendations for TNM classification, was launched in 1998. Database of this project includes 67,725 cases of non-small cell lung cancer, from 46 sources in 19 countries, which were treated by all modalities of care between 1990 and 2000. In the light of data obtained from this project, the proposals for changes to the T, N, and M descriptors were incorporated into TNM subsets.
Keywords : Carcinoma, non-small-cell lung/classification; lung neoplasms/classification; neoplasm staging
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