Present situation of pTNM classification in Japan: questionnaire survey of the pathologists of Gan-shinryo-renkei-kyoten Byoin (local core cancer hospitals) on pTNM classification.


pTNM classification is the most important element of surgical pathology. Internationally, the International Union against Cancer (UICC)-TNM is the standard TNM classification. In the present study questionnaires about the pTNM were sent to the pathology divisions of 288 institutions designated as Gan-shinryo-renkei-kyoten Byoin (local core cancer hospitals… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1827.2009.02345.x

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