Cancer Staging Manual

The AJCC has created a set of desk reference resource materials designed to provide in-depth, easy-to-access information for doctors and other medical professionals staging cancer patients, and for cancer registrars abstracting cancer cases.

Cancer Staging Manual

The AJCC has created a set of  resource materials designed to provide in-depth information for doctors, medical professionals staging cancer patients, and cancer registrars abstracting cancer cases. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


  AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition



The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition is available for purchase.The Kindle version​ is now available on Amazon. 

Significantly expanded and developed by international disease site expert panels, the Eighth Edition AJCC Cancer Staging Manual brings t​ogether all the currently available knowledge on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites. In this edition, evidence-based TNM staging is supplemented, as appropriate, by selected molecular markers and newly acquired insights into the molecular underpinnings of cancer. This edition features 12 entirely new staging systems, a wide range of changed or new staging definitions, and a refined emphasis on a personalized-medicine approach. 

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 Publishing History

Editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual
The publication dates and effective dates for past editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual are:
Edition​ ​Publication Year ​Effective Year ​Resources
1​ ​1977 ​1978 AJCC 1st Ed Cancer Staging Manual
​2 ​1983 ​1984 AJCC 2nd Ed Cancer Staging Manual
​3 ​1988 ​1989 AJCC 3rd Ed Cancer Staging Manual
​4 ​1992 ​1993 AJCC 4th Edition Cancer Staging Manual​
​5 ​1997 ​1998 AJCC 5th Ed Cancer Staging Manual
​6 ​2002 ​2003

AJCC 6th Ed Cancer Staging Manual Part 1

AJCC 6th Ed Cancer Staging Manual Part 2

​7 ​2009 ​2010 AJCC 7th Ed Ca​ncer Staging Manual​
​8 ​2016  ​2018
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