Dr. Mahul Amin the Editor-in-Chief of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition gave an update on the progress at the NCRA Annual Conference speaking on behalf of the AJCC. In case you missed this conference you can download a copy of Dr. Amin's presentation slides.
During this presentation “Update on the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition” the following objectives were covered:
Examine highlights of the content of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition.
Identify education and training plans for the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition.
Outline the release information for the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition.
AJCC’s Technical Specialist, Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR presented “Timing is the Key to AJCC TNM Staging." In case you missed this conference you can
During Donna’s presentation the following objectives were covered:
Define staging classifications as points in time of a patient’s care.
Learn more about the AJCC staging rules and their relationship to current medical practice.
Translate physician stage for inclusion in registry data fields.
AJCC Manager Martin Madera was one of the four panel speakers at the “Staging the Future” session. Along with representatives from the Commission on Cancer, the National Program for Cancer Registries and NCI’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Reporting Program, Mr. Madera provided and organizational perspective on the future of cancer staging as it relates to the registries. Mr. Madera highlighted the training initiatives the AJCC is planning for registrars on the 8th Edition in the coming months.
In case you missed the conference you can download a copy of Marty's slides.