The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: External Validation of the Revision of the TNM Stage Groupings in the Eighth Edition of the TNM Classification of Lung Cancer


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Chansky K., Detterbeck F. C. , Nicholson A. G. , Rusch V. W. , Vallieres E., Groome P., ...More

JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY, vol.12, no.7, pp.1109-1121, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jtho.2017.04.011
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THORACIC ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1109-1121

Abstract

Introduction: Revisions to the TNM stage classifications for lung cancer, Informed by the international database (N = 94,708) of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee, need external validation. The objective was to externally validate the revisions by using the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) of the American College of Surgeons.