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Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code N

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Short name:Help on this termStaging scheme source
METeOR identifier:Help on this term296988
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Superseded 07/12/2011
Definition:Help on this termThe reference which describes in detail the methods of staging and the definitions for the classification system used in determining the extent of cancer at the time of diagnosis, as represented by a code.
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Data type:Help on this termNumber
Format:Help on this termN
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1TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (UICC)
2Durie & Salmon for multiple myeloma staging
3FAB for leukaemia classification
4Australian Clinico-Pathological Staging (ACPS) System
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Durie BGM, Salmon SE. A clinical staging system for multiple myeloma correlation of measured myeloma cell mass with presenting clinical features, response to treatment and survival. Cancer 36:842-54 (1975).

Bennett JM, Catovsky D, Daniel MT, Flandrin G, Galton DA, Gralnick HR, Sultan C. Proposed revised criteria for the classification of acute myeloid leukemia: a report of the French-American-British Cooperative Group. Ann Intern Med 103(4): 620-625 (1985).

Cheson BD, Cassileth PA, Head DR, Schiffer CA, Bennett JM, Bloomfield CD, Brunning R, gale RP, Grever MR, Keating MJ, et al. Report of the National Cancer Institute-sponsored workshop on definitions of diagnosis and response in acute myeloid leukemia. J Clin Oncol 8(5): 813-819 (1990).

Davis NC, Newland RC. The reporting of colorectal cancer: the Australian Clinicopathological Staging system. Aust NZ J Surg 52:395-397 (1982).

Public Health Division NSW Clinical Cancer Data Collection for Outcomes and Quality. Data Dictionary Version 1 Sydney NSW Health Dept (2001).

NHMRC Guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer (CRC) (1999)).

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It is recommended that the TNM Manual of the UICC be used whenever it is applicable. The classifications published in the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual are identical to the TNM classifications of the UICC.

TNM is not applicable to all tumour sites. Staging is of limited use in acute leukaemias, although a staging system is used for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Separate staging systems exist for lymphomas and myeloma. The NHMRC Guidelines for the prevention, early detection and management of colorectal cancer (CRC) support the use of the Australian Clinico-Pathological Staging (ACPS) System. A table of correspondences between ACPS and TNM classifications is available.

The current edition of each staging scheme should be used.

Source and reference attributes

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International Union Against Cancer (UICC).

FAB (French-American-British) Group.

NSW Health Department.

National Health & Medical Research Council.

Clinical Oncological Society of Australia.

Australian Cancer Network.

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See also Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source edition number, code N[N] Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

Has been superseded by Cancer staging—cancer staging scheme source, code N[N] Health, Superseded 16/01/2020

Supersedes Staging scheme source, version 1, DE, NHDD, NHIMG, Superseded 01/03/2005.pdf (17.8 KB)

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2005

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 06/03/2009

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Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 22/12/2009

Cancer (clinical) DSS Health, Superseded 07/12/2011

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