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

@article{Nowak2016TheIM,
  title={The IASLC Mesothelioma Staging Project: Proposals for Revisions of the T Descriptors in the Forthcoming Eighth Edition of the TNM Classification for Pleural Mesothelioma.},
  author={Anna K Nowak and Kari L Chansky and David C. Rice and Harvey I. Pass and Hedy Lee Kindler and Lynn Roberta Shemanski and Andrea Bille and Robert Campbell Rintoul and Hasan Fevzi Batirel and Charles F. Thomas and Joseph S. Friedberg and Susana Cedr{\'e}s and Marc E de Perrot and Valerie Rusch},
  journal={Journal of thoracic oncology : official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={
          2089-2099
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The current T component for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has been predominantly informed by surgical data sets and consensus. The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer undertook revision of the seventh edition of the staging system for MPM with the goal of developing recommendations for the eighth edition. METHODS Data elements including detailed T descriptors were developed by consensus. Tumor thickness at three pleural levels was also recorded. An… CONTINUE READING
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