International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics cancer staging system
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Classification Scheme|
|Synonymous names:||FIGO cancer staging system|
The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics cancer staging system is an international system for coding gynaecological cancer, including cervical, endometrial, ovarian and vulval cancer. This system was developed by International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) in 1958, and most recently updated in 2009.The two purposes of this system are to allow for comparison of patient treatment and outcomes across both treatment centres and population groups, and to divide patients into prognostic groups.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Cancer Australia|
Mutch, D G 2009. The new FIGO staging system for cancers of the vulva, cervix, endometrium and sarcomas. Gynecologic Oncology 115:325–328. Viewed 12 July 2013,
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