American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Critical Clarifications

Quick 1-page resource highlighting the general rules and rationale for Chapter 1 of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual.

In situ neoplasia change in T category assignment. The clinical T category will now be cTis and the pathological T category will be pTis.

Node status is not required in circumstances where lymph node involvement is rare. This is limited to specific chapters.

AJCC Curriculum for Registrars 

The AJCC Curriculum for Registrars is self-guided learning designed to provide education in a step-wise learning environment and the content is broken down into Introduction, Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. After the Introduction, the modules provide lessons in a consistent order of classifications; categories T, N, and M; stage group; additional resource material; and a quiz.


AJCC 8th Edition Webinars

AJCC Version 9 Webinars

Principles of Cancer Staging

AJCC yc Stage Classification – When and How to Use It

This presentation will explore the criteria and timing for the yc stage classification. It will demonstrate when it is used and how to properly assign it. Neoadjuvant therapy guidelines and grade post-therapy clinical will also be discussed.

Debunking Urban Legends

Six PowerPoint presentations designed for the physician to introduce new rules and serve as a reminder of existing rules in assigning the classification, T, N, and M categories, and stage groups.