The IASLC lung cancer staging project: Proposals for revision of the TNM stage groupings in the forthcoming (eighth) edition of the TNM Classification for lung cancer

P. Goldstraw, K. Chansky, J. Crowley, R. Rami-Porta, H. Asamura, W.E.E. Eberhardt, A.G. Nicholson, P. Groome, A. Mitchell, V. Bolejack, D. Ball, D.G. Beer, R. Beyruti, F. Detterbeck, J. Edwards, F. Galateau-Sallé, D. Giroux, F. Gleeson, J. Huang, C. Kennedy & 75 others J. Kim, Y.T. Kim, L. Kingsbury, H. Kondo, M. Krasnik, K. Kubota, A. Lerut, G. Lyons, M. Marino, E.M. Marom, J. Van Meerbeeck, T. Nakano, Anna Nowak, M. Peake, T. Rice, K. Rosenzweig, E. Ruffini, V. Rusch, N. Saijo, P. Van Schil, J.P. Sculier, L. Shemanski, K. Stratton, K. Suzuki, Y. Tachimori, C.F. Thomas, W. Travis, M.S. Tsao, A. Turrisi, J. Vansteenkiste, H. Watanabe, Y.L. Wu, P. Baas, J. Erasmus, S. Hasegawa, K. Inai, K. Kernstine, H. Kindler, L. Krug, K. Nackaerts, H. Pass, D. Rice, C. Falkson, P.L. Filosso, G. Giaccone, K. Kondo, M. Lucchi, M. Okumura, E. Blackstone, F. Abad Cavaco, E. Ansótegui Barrera, J. Abal Arca, I. Parente Lamelas, A. Arnau Obrer, R. Guijarro Jorge, G.K. Bascom, A.I. Blanco Orozco, M. González Castro, M.G. Blum, D. Chimondeguy, V. Cvijanovic, S. Defranchi, B. De Olaiz Navarro, I. Escobar Campuzano, I. Macía Vidueira, E. Fernández Araujo, F. Andreo García, K.M. Fong, G. Francisco Corral, S. Cerezo González, J. Freixinet Gilart, L. García Arangüena, S. García Barajas, P. Girard, T. Goksel

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© 2015 International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. The IASLC Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee has collected a new database of 94,708 cases donated from 35 sources in 16 countries around the globe. This has now been analysed by our statistical partners at Cancer Research And Biostatistics and, in close collaboration with the members of the committee proposals have been developed for the T, N, and M categories of the 8th edition of the TNM Classification for lung cancer due to be published late 2016. In this publication we describe the methods used to evaluate the resultant Stage groupings and the proposals put forward for the 8th edition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-51
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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