TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours

TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours
8th Ed.
2017 © John Wiley & Sons Ltd
James D. Brierley BSc, MB, FRCP, FRCR, FRCPC; Mary K. Gospodarowicz MD, FRCPC, FRCR (Hon); Christian Wittekind MD
ISBN-13: 978-1-119-26357-9
Oncology, Hematology


TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, Eighth Edition provides the latest, internationally agreed standards to describe and categorize cancer stages. Published in affiliation with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), this authoritative guide contains important updated organ-specific classifications that oncologists and other professionals who manage patients with cancer need to accurately classify tumours for staging, prognosis and treatment.

  • • Arranged by anatomical region, this authoritative guide delivers updates in staging in head and neck carcinomas, carcinomas of the thyroid, oesophagus, stomach, anal canal, lung, pleura, skin, ovary, prostate, penis and adrenal cortex, as well as neuroendocrine tumours, and bone and soft tissue sarcomas.
  • • There are new classifications for p16 positive oropharyngeal carcinomas, carcinomas of the thymus, neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas, and sarcomas of the spine and pelvis and soft tissue sarcomas of the head and neck, thoracic and abdominal visceral and retroperitoneum.
  • • To facilitate the collection of stage data for cancer surveillance in low and middle income countries, there are new sections on Essential TNM in colon and rectum, breast, cervix and prostate carcinomas and simplified Stage for Paediatric Cancer.
  • • Clear and carefully templated chapters covering anatomical subsite, regional lymph nodes, TNM clinical classification, pathological classification, histopathological grading, stage grouping and the newer prognostic grouping (where relevant) allow rapid referral to key information.

An updated format and colour presentation further enhance the usability of this indispensable resource for all medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, anatomic and surgical pathologists, oncology nurses and physician extenders, international cancer care centres and governmental organizations and NGOs dedicated to cancer control.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an update of the standard manual that has proven its value over the many years since it was first published ... .The seventh edition will be welcomed by all who have used the previous editions."

-- Ivan Damjanov, MD (University of Kansas Medical Center) Doody's Review - previous edition

"The material is therefore immediately applicable to patients worldwide, and not influenced by any particular healthcare system. The publication's greatest virtue continues to be its simplicity, distilling and arranging complex data in a way that is immediately applicable wherever cancer patients are seen."

-- (Knowledgespeak, December 2009) - previous edition


Intended for oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, and tumor registrars and it will be used by their trainees and assistants. The authors are well-known authorities in the field and have worked on most if not all previous editions of this manual.

Table of Contents

Similar Resources