The gold standard in cancer staging now as Web tool

Oct 05, 2010

Springer is launching the AJCC e-Staging Tool, a web-based application which will improve the way cancer is staged. Designed to meet the needs of the entire multidisciplinary team in any facility that deals with cancer, the AJCC e-Staging Tool makes the process quicker, more efficient and more accurate. The content draws from the highly successful AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th edition, published by Springer in 2010.

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging System is the preeminent paradigm used throughout the world to diagnose cancer and determine the extent of disease. The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual brings together the relevant, evidence-based criteria for the staging of cancer for 57 anatomic primary sites. Solving the problems that paper formats sometimes present, the AJCC e-Staging Tool's simple workflow interface facilitates physician and cancer registrar communication at any point in the patient work-up.

Users supply the appropriate parameters of tumor, node and along with relevant predictive or prognostic information to derive the patient's stage. The forms may be shared among members of the patient management team and saved in tandem with electronic and print patient records.

A subscription to the AJCC e-Staging Tool includes access to a comprehensive and interactive guide to the general rules of cancer staging and specific classifications for T, N, and M. The tool provides an easy-to-use staging calculator and electronic staging form for inclusion in patient clinical records and for retrospective staging of patients for public health reporting purposes.

The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Handbook, Atlas, and e-Staging Tool, published by Springer, are prepared by the American Joint Committee on Cancer with the support of the American Cancer Society, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the , and the International Union Against . These organizations work with the AJCC in the promotion of staging at the time of diagnosis in order to achieve better patient outcomes.

Explore further: Study pinpoints microRNA tied to colon cancer tumor growth

More information: For more information, see www.ajcce-staging.com

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

New lung cancer staging system revealed

Jul 13, 2009

For the first time in more than 10 years, the universally accepted lung cancer staging system has been revised to more accurately reflect the prognosis for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

Recommended for you

Study pinpoints microRNA tied to colon cancer tumor growth

3 hours ago

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified microRNAs that may cause colon polyps from turning cancerous. The finding could help physicians provide more specialized, and earlier, treatment before colon cancer ...

Obesity tied to higher cancer risk for CRC survivors

4 hours ago

(HealthDay)—Colorectal cancer (CRC) patients who are overweight or obese when diagnosed appear to face a slightly higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, according to research published ...

User comments : 0