Assessment of Lymph Node Ratio to Replace the pN Categories System of Classification of the TNM System in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

@article{Shao2016AssessmentOL,
  title={Assessment of Lymph Node Ratio to Replace the pN Categories System of Classification of the TNM System in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma.},
  author={Yingjie Shao and Yiting Geng and Wendong Gu and Zhonghua Ning and Jin Huang and Honglei Pei and Jingting Jiang},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={
          1774-84
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The seventh edition of the TNM staging system for esophageal cancer outlined by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) defines the N classification on the basis of the number of metastatic lymph nodes. However, this classification is dependent on the actual number of examined lymph nodes. Here in this study, we have focused on revising this N classification system with the metastatic lymph nodes ratio (LNR) and also assessing whether this modification to the current AJCC… CONTINUE READING
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