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We thank all authors and reviewers for the 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual chapter "Carcinoma of the Eyelid," including: Chair, Paul T.
Hopefully, careful histologic analysis, use of the 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, and long-term follow-up will allow us to develop more specific and rational management of these difficult tumors and enable us to decrease the sometimes dismal morbidity and mortality of lacrimal epithelial tumors.
Further, we also sought to assess the impact of tumour thickness and depth on histopathology to the staging based on AJCC 7th and 8th edition and prognosis of these patients.
Within that group, those with a Class 1A (lowest risk) DecisionDx-Melanoma test result had an estimated five-year MSS rate of 99.7%, a risk equivalent to AJCC Stage IA.
Prostate cancer involving the bladder neck: recurrence-free survival and implications for AJCC staging modification.
Most data seem to suggest that the BWH system appears to outperform AJCC 8, and it is what we currently use routinely at GW," he said.
An associated nevus does not directly impact AJCC staging and is not known to affect the prognosis of a melanoma.7
The researchers found that for T1a diagnoses, participating pathologists' concordance with the consensus reference diagnosis increased from 44 percent with AJCC 7 criteria to 54 percent with AJCC 8 criteria.
The current edition of the AJCC melanoma staging manual creates a new subcategory within pathologic stage III.
In 1977, the 1[sup]st edition of the American Joint Committee for Cancer (AJCC) cancer staging manual was published and reported the TNM (primary tumor [T], regional lymph nodes [N], and distant metastases [M]) staging system.[sup][1] This system is used worldwide as a standardized classification system for malignant tumors.
Although numerous studies have shown that the 7th AJCC edition is superior to past systems and that the N category still has very good predictive value [11, 12], the current TNM staging system also has limitations.