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Cancer Staging System Products

The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) has created a set of resource materials designed to provide in-depth information for doctors, medical professionals staging cancer patients, and cancer registrars abstracting cancer cases.

The 8th Edition Cancer Staging Manual brings together all the currently available knowledge on staging of cancer at various anatomic sites. This can be purchased as a hardcover or as a Kindle e-book.

Chapter 1: Principles of Cancer Staging provides overall rules for AJCC cancer staging that apply across all tumor sites.

The Version 9 Cancer Staging System is an update to the 8th Edition replacing selected disease site(s) on an annual basis. The Version 9 Cancer Staging Protocols are presented in a streamlined, easy-to-use format. Available now for individual purchase from Amazon as an e-book or print paperback. Additional electronic options and information is available.

Publishing History

Previous Editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual
The publication and effective dates for past editions of the AJCC Cancer Staging System Manual are:

Reproducing AJCC Staging information?

The AJCC may grant permission for use of copyrighted material from the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual to outside individuals and organizations at its own discretion. No changes to, additions to, or deletions from the copied or reused material should be made without prior written approval of the AJCC. Permission applies only to the material and use specified in correspondence. New requests should be made for subsequent use or for other uses of material.

Commercial Software and Applications

To license AJCC content for commercial use in electronic health record (EHR) systems or other software and applications, please email ajcc@facs.org. For more information on licensing our AJCC API and Cancer Surveillance DLL.

Publication, Education, Photocopy and Email

To request print permission to photocopy, duplicate, republish, or otherwise reuse AJCC material in journals, presentations, or course material please contact bookpermissions@springernature.com.

To request electronic permission to photocopy, duplicate, republish, or otherwise reuse AJCC material in journals, presentations, or course material please contact ajcc@facs.org.