Latest TNM staging system Stories

2014-07-10 12:22:20

Fox Chase Cancer Center Study Finds that Some Women Do Better than Current Staging Guidelines Suggest New findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women’s chances of surviving a subset of breast cancers that have spread to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. Tumors that grow into the skin, regardless of size and whether they have involved lymph nodes, are automatically classified as stage III – and called “locally advanced” tumors,...

2012-09-12 23:00:54

The studies in the present supplement examined the completeness and pattern of missing information on TNM stage for selected cancer sites recorded in the Danish Cancer Registry (DCR). (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 In order to closely examine the completeness and pattern of missing information on TNM stage cancer patients, Clinical Epidimiogy has published a supplement consisting of seven entries: An editorial examining the quality of cancer registry data; original research outlining the...

2011-04-01 16:29:56

The new TNM 7 lung cancer staging system seems to be a better predictor of local or regional recurrence of lung cancer following surgery, according to a study published in the April issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. Being able to better define which patients might experience a cancer recurrence is important, especially given the controversies surrounding the use of adjuvant therapies, particularly postoperative radiation therapy (RT), for patients with non-small cell lung cancer...

2011-02-15 08:19:01

(Ivanhoe Newswire)  A new laser technique could help prevent cancer from spreading in humans. In the study, Dr. Tuomas Tammela and his colleagues at the University of Helsinki, Finland, wanted to find out if they could help stop a cancer from spreading by using a laser therapy to destroy cancer cells lodged in lymphatic vessels. The scientists experimented with PDT Photodynamic therapy (PDT). During PDT doctors inject a light-activated drug into the tumors and then turn an infrared laser...

2009-08-19 09:48:10

A study published in the August 2009 edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology found that non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients could be more accurately staged at diagnosis by taking into account the level of visceral pleura invasion (VPI). VPI is the extension of a tumor beyond the elastic layer of the visceral pleura.Researchers from the National Cancer Center East in Kashiwa, Japan conducted a review of data from the Japanese Joint Committee for Lung Cancer Registration. After...

2009-07-13 11:11:24

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).A new report in the July issue of CHEST, the peer-reviewed journal of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), reviews the development and final recommendations of the International Staging Committee of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) for the...

2009-03-31 10:38:35

Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common malignancies in the world with a high incidence and death rate. TNM staging system is used worldwide to predict prognosis and direct therapeutic decisions of patients with GC. However, the prognoses of patients with stage 2 and 3 GC are more heterogeneous and less predictable by staging criteria. Therefore, finding molecular markers that are able to predict the potential of tumor recurrence and prognosis of patients is extremely important for...

2005-08-04 17:15:14

CHAPEL HILL -- A revised and commonly used system for classifying the seriousness of cancer is effective for predicting relapse and survival in women with breast cancer who receive chemotherapy prior to surgery, according to research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The findings may provide information that will help doctors shape subsequent treatment, researchers said. The new study, appearing today (Aug. 3) in the Journal of the...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'