TITLE

The evolving TNM cancer staging system: an essential component of cancer care

AUTHOR(S)
Brierley, James
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/17/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 2, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the tumour, node, metastases (TNM) cancer staging system. It is noted the staging system classifies cancer as to its local, regional and distant extent. It is developed in France in the 1940s by Pierre Denoix. The developments in the general rules of the TNM system change as technologies in cancer diagnosis and treatment improve.
ACCESSION #
19383905

 

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