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Eighth AJCC TNM Staging Equalizes Distribution, Improves Prognostics of Pancreatic Cancer Stages

Eighth AJCC TNM Staging Equalizes Distribution, Improves Prognostics of Pancreatic Cancer Stages
The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) established a standard system for cancer staging based on 3 key components: local tumor extent (T stage), dissemination to the regional lymph nodes (N stage), and metastatic spread to distant sites (M stage), collectively referred to as TNM staging. 

According to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery, the recently released eighth edition of the AJCC TNM staging provides a more equal distribution among stages and modestly increases prognostic accuracy, compared to the previous edition. Read more . . . 

 


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