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American Joint Committee on Cancer

American Joint Committee on Cancer

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) established the way cancer is communicated. Clinicians and the surveillance community count on the AJCC for the most comprehensive anatomic staging data available, the Cancer Staging Manual and Cancer Staging Atlas.

These AJCC publications are recognized as the authoritative guides for cancer staging information and are used by tens of thousands of medical professionals everyday.

Evidence-based anatomic staging continues to be the critical factor to understanding cancer and treating patients. New breakthroughs in oncologic, radiologic, pathologic and molecular science are opening up ever-more promising possibilities for precisely defining a prognosis and recommending a treatment based on a patient's individual data.

That's why, as the science of cancer continues to advance, so will the impact of the AJCC.

In this time when cancer science is evolving at a faster and faster pace, the AJCC's central role as the preeminent source of cancer staging information has never been more crucial to the clinical, surveillance, research and patient advocate communities.

It is with this obligation in mind that the AJCC will continue to harness the energy of hundreds of dedicated volunteers at the forefront of the fight against cancer in a collaborative, focused and unwavering effort to improve the care of every cancer patient.

AJCC. Validating science. Improving patient care.

New Paperback Format

The AJCC received important feedback from the pathology, registry, and clinical communities regarding the AJCC Cancer Staging System: Cervix Uteri Protocol (Version 9). Version 9 of Cervix Uteri is now available as a paperback.

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Cancer Surveillance Tool Renamed

The Cancer Surveillance API will be renamed the AJCC Cancer Surveillance DLL to better reflect the dynamic nature of the tool.

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Staging after Neoadjuvant Treatment

Neoadjuvant therapy is being increasingly used to treat a variety of cancers. Learn why staging these cases accurately is so important.

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Cervix Uteri System Changes

This article highlights the major changes to the AJCC Staging System in Cervix Uteri for 2021.

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AJCC Webinars

Join Donna Gress for webinars discussing Version 9 Cancer Staging System as well as the AJCC yc Stage Classification.

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On Amazon Kindle

Version 9 of the AJCC Cancer Staging Protocol for the Cervix Uteri site is available for purchase for $9.99 on Amazon Kindle. Version 9 went into effect on January 1, 2021,  and replaces the 8th Edition Cervix Uteri cancer site content. All other disease sites in the 8th Edition Cancer Staging Manual remain current for 2021.

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Purchase Your Edition

The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition is available in print from Springer. The 8th edition is also the first edition to have an e-book version. It is available for purchase now on Amazon and is the most current version of the manual (September 2018).

Version 9 FAQs

Review this document for frequently asked questions on Version 9 and the Cervix Uteri release.

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Staging Forms

The AJCC Cancer Staging Form Supplement includes 104 printable staging forms for each distinct staging system. 

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