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AJCC Cancer Staging Manual

  • Gold standard reference in cancer staging, now in its 8th Edition

  • Significantly expanded and developed by international expert panels

  • Features 12 entirely new staging systems and a wide range of changed or updated staging definitions

  • Brings together evidence-based TNM cancer staging with selected molecular markers and insights into the molecular underpinnings of cancer

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About this book

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The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual is used by physicians and health care professionals throughout the world to facilitate the uniform description and reporting of neoplastic diseases. Proper classification and staging of cancer is essential for the physician to assign proper treatment, evaluate results of management and clinical trials, and to serve as the standard for local, regional and international reporting on cancer incidence and outcome.

Significantly expanded and developed by international disease site expert panels, the Eighth Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual brings together all the currently available knowledge on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites. In this edition, evidence-based TNM staging is supplemented, as appropriate, by selected molecular markers and newly acquired insights into the molecular underpinnings of cancer. This edition features 12 entirely new staging systems, a wide range of changed or new staging definitions, and a refined emphasis on a personalized-medicine approach. To enhance the print and electronic usability of the cancer staging forms, they are now available exclusively for access and downloading at

The Eighth Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual remains the gold standard reference for oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, cancer registrars and medical professionals world-wide to ensure that all those caring for cancer patients are fully versed in the language of cancer staging.


  • AJCC
  • Cancer Registrar
  • Cancer Staging
  • Oncology
  • Staging
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • TNM staging system
  • carcinoma
  • neuroendocrine tumor


“This is the most recent update of a manual for the staging of adult cancers from the American Joint Committee on Cancer. … This is a valuable reference for students, physicians, scientists, and cancer registrars. With clear descriptions and definitions of terminology, it can be used by experienced practitioners as well as those new to cancer staging. … Overall, this edition is a welcome update, incorporating new advances in cancer knowledge to more accurately reflect modern cancer care.” (Emily L. Albright, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2017)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Los Angeles, USA

    Mahul B. Amin

  • Buffalo, USA

    Stephen B. Edge

  • Charlotte, USA

    Frederick L. Greene

  • Seattle, USA

    David R. Byrd

  • Towson, USA

    Robert K. Brookland

  • Nashville, USA

    Mary Kay Washington

  • Houston, USA

    Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, Kenneth R. Hess

  • Scottsdale, USA

    Carolyn C. Compton

  • Durham, USA

    Daniel C. Sullivan

  • Falls Church, USA

    J. Milburn Jessup

  • Toronto, Canada

    James D. Brierley

  • Aurora, USA

    Lauri E. Gaspar

  • Alexandria, USA

    Richard L. Schilsky

  • Dallas, USA

    Charles M. Balch

  • Evanston, USA

    David P. Winchester

  • Chicago, USA

    Elliot A. Asare, Martin Madera, Donna M. Gress, Laura R. Meyer

About the editors

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) was established in 1959 to formulate and publish systems of classification of cancer, including staging and end-results reporting, that will be acceptable to and used by the medical profession for selecting the most effective treatment, determining prognosis, and continuing evaluation of cancer control measures. The AJCC is composed of 18 member organizations, and its activities are administered by the Chicago-based American College of Surgeons.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: AJCC Cancer Staging Manual

  • Editors: Mahul B. Amin, Stephen B. Edge, Frederick L. Greene, David R. Byrd, Robert K. Brookland, Mary Kay Washington, Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, Carolyn C. Compton, Kenneth R. Hess, Daniel C. Sullivan, J. Milburn Jessup, James D. Brierley, Lauri E. Gaspar, Richard L. Schilsky, Charles M. Balch, David P. Winchester, Elliot A. Asare, Martin Madera, Donna M. Gress, Laura R. Meyer

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: American College of Surgeons 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-40617-6Published: 08 November 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-40618-3Due: 01 November 2016

  • Edition Number: 8

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 1032

  • Number of Illustrations: 11 b/w illustrations, 979 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Oncology, Surgery, Pathology

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)