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Chest. 2017 Jan;151(1):193-203. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2016.10.010. Epub 2016 Oct 22.

The Eighth Edition Lung Cancer Stage Classification.

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1
Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT. Electronic address: frank.detterbeck@yale.edu.
2
Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.
3
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Abstract

Stage classification provides a nomenclature about the anatomic extent of a cancer; a consistent language provides the ability to communicate about a specific patient and about cohorts of patients in clinical studies. This paper summarizes the eighth edition of lung cancer stage classification, which is the worldwide standard as of January 1, 2017. This revision is based on a large global database, a sophisticated analysis, extensive internal validation as well as multiple assessments confirming generalizability. Practicing clinicians must be familiar with the stage classification system when managing contemporary patients with lung cancer.

KEYWORDS:

lung cancer; non-small cell lung cancer; prognosis; stage classification

PMID:
27780786
DOI:
10.1016/j.chest.2016.10.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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