Validation of the 6th edition AJCC Pancreatic Cancer Staging System: report from the National Cancer Database.


BACKGROUND With the development of stage-specific treatments for pancreatic cancer, controversies exist concerning optimal clinical and pathologic staging. The most recent edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual 6(th) Edition included some notable modifications. In anticipation of the 7(th) edition's publication, the… (More)