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.

AJCC 7th Ed Cancer Staging Manual


 AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition

​​*Valid for cases diagnosed through December 31, 2016.


The AJCC Cancer Staging Atlas, 2nd Edition, offers more than 600 illustrations and is fully updated to reflect the concepts discussed in the 7th Edition of both the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and its companion Handbook.

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 AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th Edition

​​​​*Valid for cases diagnosed through December 31, 2016.​

Staging ManualThe AJCC Cancer Staging Manual is the gold standard to the cancer patient, management team determine the correct stage for patients and the most appropriate ca re plan. This edition comes with a CD-ROM of printable Staging Forms for each disease.​


 AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook

​​​​*Valid for cases diagnosed through December 31, 2016.

Staging HandbookThe AJCC Cancer Staging Handbook contains all of the information from the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, yet is sized to fit in the pocket of a lab coat. It features illustrations of key anatomic sites throughout the chapter text. Cancer Staging Forms are not included with this version.


 Summary of Changes from the 6th to the 7th Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual


Summary of ChangesThe AJCC has developed a Summary of Changes document to clearly illustrate the changes contained in the latest edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. The Summary of Changes covers all of the changes in each chapter and the addition of new chapters in the Seventh Edition. While comprehensive in scope, the Summary of Changes is an easy to review document of just 27 pages. The Summary of Changes is an enhanced PDF that can be viewed as a slide show when the full screen option is selected. This viewing option is ideal for sharing the Summary of Changes at educational events or cancer committee meetings. This document can also be printed. Download now!



 Publications & Electronic Products Errata


​7th Edition Errata*

Since the publication of the 7th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, a few minor staging clarifications were warranted. However, please be assured that the content of the 7th edition, as published in October 2009, is sound and accurate.


Step 1: Determine which reprint you have


Reprint information at bottom of page iv, 7th edition Cancer Staging Manual.
The original through the fourth reprint are blank for this line.

Step 2: Click on the appropriate file links in the table below.


Reprint Errata Needed Use File Links
​original - 4th reprint ​all posted errata 5th reprint
6th reprint
7th reprint
5th reprint​ ​all errata AFTER 5th reprint

 ​6th reprint

7th reprint​

​6th reprint ​all errata AFTER 6th reprint 7th reprint​
​7th reprint all errata AFTER 7th reprint


Questions related to the 7th edition Manual and Handbook should be directed to


*Errata revised April 26, 2013