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PURPOSE To revise the staging system for cutaneous melanoma under the auspices of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS The prognostic factors analysis described in the companion publication (this issue), as well as evidence from the published literature, was used to assemble the tumor-node-metastasis criteria and stage(More)
BACKGROUND The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) represents a national electronic registry system now capturing nearly 60% of incident cancers in the U. S. In combination with other Commission on Cancer programs, the NCDB offers a working example of voluntary, accurate, cost-effective "outcomes management" on a both a local and national scale. In addition,(More)
Carcinoma of the large bowel is rare in persons under the age of 30, and generally presents with advanced stages of disease. From 1964 to 1984, 30 patients presented with nonfamilial large bowel malignancies. Seventeen patients were male, and 13 female (age range, 8-25 years). In 15 patients the primary was in the right transverse colon. In 26 patients the(More)
BACKGROUND In combination with other Commission on Cancer programs, the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB), a national electronic registry system currently capturing > 60% of incident cancers in the U. S., offers a working example of voluntary, accurate, cost-effective "outcomes management" on a both a local and national scale. In addition, it is proving to(More)
The Melanoma Staging Committee of the AJCC has proposed major revisions of the melanoma TNM and stage grouping criteria. The committee members represent most of the major cooperative groups and cancer centers worldwide with a special interest in melanoma; the committee also collectively has had clinical experience with over 40,000 patients. The new staging(More)
There are a number of options available to the physician for the primary management of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the skin. The most commonly used treatment modalities are primary resection, radiation therapy, and Mohs' micrographic surgery. Although each of these modalities can be used to treat most skin cancers in a variety of settings,(More)
With the aging of the American population, more older women are being diagnosed with breast cancer. With the possible exception of women under 40 years of age, there is no clear evidence of a biologic or clinical difference between breast cancer in younger and older aged groups. Breast cancer is diagnosed at a more advanced stage in older women. Elderly(More)
With the development of more effective combination chemotherapy and radiation, the role of surgical resection in the management of gastric lymphoma is reappraised. A retrospective review of 32 patients with gastric lymphoma, diagnosed and treated during the period between 1966-1979, is presented in an attempt to evaluate the relative effectiveness of the(More)
A completely revised staging system for cutaneous melanoma was implemented in 2003. The changes were validated with a prognostic factors analysis involving 17,600 melanoma patients from prospective databases. This major collaborative study of predicting melanoma outcome was conducted specifically for this project, and the results were used to finalize the(More)