Evidence-based gallbladder cancer staging: changing cancer staging by analysis of data from the National Cancer Database.

@article{Fong2006EvidencebasedGC,
  title={Evidence-based gallbladder cancer staging: changing cancer staging by analysis of data from the National Cancer Database.},
  author={Yuman C Fong and Lawrence David Wagman and Mithat Gonen and J. Crawford and William Reed and Richard Swanson and Charlie C. Pan and Jamie Ritchey and Andrew B Stewart and Michael M Choti},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={243 6},
  pages={767-71; discussion 771-4}
}
BACKGROUND A recent revision of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging for gallbladder cancer (6th Edition) involved some major changes. Most notably, T2N0M0 tumors were moved from stage II to stage IB; T3N1M0 disease was moved from stage III to stage IIB; and T4NxM0 (x = any) tumors were moved from stage IVA to stage III. METHODS In order to determine if these changes were justified by data, an analysis of the 10,705 cases of gallbladder cancer collected between 1989 and 1996… CONTINUE READING