TNM Supplement: A Commentary on Uniform Use

TNM Supplement: A Commentary on Uniform Use
5th Ed.
2019 © John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Christian Wittekind; James D. Brierley; Anne Lee; Elisabeth van Eycken
ISBN-13: 978-1-119-26393-7
eISBN-13: 978-1-119-26392-0
Oncology, Hematology, Nursing


The Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) TNM classification system is the most widely used cancer classification and staging system in the world. It is used to describe the anatomical extent of disease and it is essential to patient care, research, and cancer control.

This fifth edition of the TNM Supplement: A Commentary of Uniform Use offers practitioners a wealth of material intended to complement the system’s day-to-day use. The volume features:

  • • Updated definitions of terms used in cancer staging.
  • • New sections on carcinomas of the thymus, sarcomas of the spine and pelvis and soft tissue sarcomas of the head and neck, and comprehensive updates to the head and neck carcinomas, carcinomas of the lung and neuroendocrine tumours sections.
  • • Frequently asked questions from the UICC helpdesk.

The Supplement may be treated as a companion text to the recent eighth edition of the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (978-1-119-26357-9), supporting the correct and uniform application of the TNM classification system. The TNM Supplement can also be utilized as a standalone book, providing explanations and examples to answer many questions that arise during the daily use of the TNM cancer classification and staging system, particularly in unusual cases.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is a unique resource that will be invaluable for those intimately involved with staging. Changes in the TNM system amply justify this new edition."

-- Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics) Doody's Review - previous edition


Written for specialists and will probably be of greatest value to tumor registrars. It should also be available, as a reference, for clinicians taking care of patients with complex oncologic situations. The authors are all highly credible authorities; they represent an international viewpoint and the book is published under the aegis of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).

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