The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: Proposals for the Revisions of the T Descriptors in the Forthcoming Eighth Edition of the TNM Classification for Lung Cancer.

@article{RamiPorta2015TheIL,
  title={The IASLC Lung Cancer Staging Project: Proposals for the Revisions of the T Descriptors in the Forthcoming Eighth Edition of the TNM Classification for Lung Cancer.},
  author={Ram{\'o}n Rami-Porta and Vanessa Bolejack and John Crowley and David Z. Ball and Jhingook Kim and Gustavo Alejandro Lyons and Thomas William Rice and Kenji Suzuki and Charles Thomas and William D Travis and Yi-Long Wu},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2015},
  volume={10 7},
  pages={990-1003}
}
INTRODUCTION An international database was collected to inform the 8 edition of the anatomic classification of lung cancer. The present analyses concern its primary tumor (T) component. METHODS From 1999 to 2010, 77,156 evaluable patients, 70,967 with non-small-cell lung cancer, were collected; and 33,115 had either a clinical or a pathological classification, known tumor size, sufficient T information, and no metastases. Survival was measured from date of diagnosis or surgery for clinically… CONTINUE READING
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