The IASLC/ITMIG thymic epithelial tumors staging project: Proposals for the N and M components for the forthcoming (8th) edition of the TNM classification of malignant tumors

K. Kondo, P.E.Y. Van Schil, F.C. Detterbeck, M. Okumura, D.J. Giroux, H. Asamura, J.J. Crowley, C.B. Falkson, P.L. Filosso, G. Giaccone, J. Huang, J. Kim, M. Lucchi, M. Marino, E.M. Marom, A.G. Nicholson, E. Ruffini, P.G. Goldstraw, R.E. Rami-Porta, D.L. BallD.G. Beer, R. Beyruti, V. Bolejack, K.L. Chansky, W.E.E. Eberhardt, J.G. Edwards, F. Galateau-Sallé, F. Gleeson, P.A. Groome, C.W. Kennedy, L.L. Kingsbury, Y. Kim, H. Kondo, M. Krasnik, K. Kubota, A. Lerut, G.A. Lyons, J.P.A.M. Van Meerbeeck, A.K. Mitchell, T. Nakano, Anna Nowak, M.D. Peake, T. Rice, K.E. Rosenzweig, V.W. Rusch, N. Saijo, J.P. Sculier, L. Shemanski, K.L. Stratton, K. Suzuki, Y. Tachimori, C.F. Thomas, W.D. Travis, M.S. Tsao, A.T. Turrisi, J.F. Vansteenkiste, H. Watanabe, Y. Wu, P. Baas, J.J. Erasmus, S. Hasegawa, K. Inai, K.H. Kernstine, H.L.E. Kindler, L.M. Krug, K.L. Nackaerts, H.I. Pass, D.C. Rice, E.H.J.W. Blackstone, S. Call Caja, U. Ahmad, N. Girard, S. Haam, D.R. Gomez, P. Van Schil, M. Bae, P. Ströbel, A. Marx, S. Saita, H.A. Wakelee, L. Bertolaccini, E. Vallières, W.J. Scott, S. Su, B. Park, J. Marks, S.L. Khella, R. Shen, M. Rosenberg, V. Tomulescu, C. Foroulis, L. Lang-Lazdunski, A. Billè, J.G. Maessen, M. Keijzers, H.G. Van Veer, C.D. Wright, F. Facciolo, G.L. Palmieri, C. Buonerba, M.K. Ferguson, G. Marulli, P.P. Loehrer, M.S. Kalkat, K.S. Rohrberg, G.K. Daugaard, A. Toker, S. Erus, M. Kimmich, A. Brunelli, M.A. Refai, E. Lim, I. Park, J.Y. Wagner, B.H. Tieu, W. Fang, J. Zhang, Z. Yu, Y. Han, Y. Li, K. Chen, G. Chen, K. Nagai, Y. Fujii, J. Nakajima, N. Ikeda, S. Haraguchi, T. Onuki, I. Yoshino, M. Tsuchida, S. Takahashi, K. Yokoi, M. Hanyuda, H. Niwa, H. Date, Y. Maniwa, S. Miyoshi, A. Iwasaki, T. Okamoto, T. Nagayasu, F. Tanaka, M. Suzuki, K. Yoshida, Y. Okuma, H. Horio, A. Matsumura, M. Higashiyama, H. Suehisa, Y. Sano, K.M. Al Kattan, R.J. Cerfolio, C. Gebitekin, D. Gómez-De Antonio, N.K. Altorki, N.M. Novoa, E.O. Ruffini, M. Scarci, L. Voltolini, W. Weder, W. Zurek, A. Arame, C. Casadio, P. Carbo̧gnani, G.P. Donati, S.H. Keshavjee, W. Klepetko, B. Moser, C.I. Lequaglie, M. Liberman, M. Mancuso, M. Nosotti, L. Spaggiari, P.A.L. Thomas, E.A. Rendina, F. Venuta, M. Anile, J. Schützner, G. Rocco

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Abstract

Copyright © 2014 by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Stage classification is an important underpinning of management of patients with cancer, and rests on a combination of three components: T for tumor extent, N for nodal involvement, and M for more distant metastases. This article details an initiative to develop proposals for the first official stage classification system for thymic malignancies for the 8th edition of the stage classification manuals. Specifically, the results of analysis of a large database and the considerations leading to the proposed N and M components are described. Nodal involvement is divided into an anterior (N1) and a deep (N2) category. Metastases can involve pleural or pericardial nodules (M1a) or intraparenchymal pulmonary nodules or metastases to distant sites (M1b).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S81-S87
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Volume9
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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