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CanStaging+ has developed by a collaboration between the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (NICR), the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ). The tool is designed to help maximise the availability, standardisation and comparability of cancer staging internationally. The tool provides automatic calculation of the international TNM staging classification versions 7 and 8 for a variety of tumour sites – breast, cervix, liver, lung, oesophagus, ovary, pancreas, prostate, skin melanoma and stomach. Colorectal cancer may be staged using the TNM staging versions 5 and 8. Used with the permission of UICC, Geneva, Switzerland. The tool works best in conjunction with the UICC TNM classification book which can be purchased here. The original sources for this material are listed in references.

The tool also provides automatic calculation of stage for 15 types of childhood cancers using the business rules developed for the Toronto Paediatric Cancer Stage Guidelines. These rules are freely available through the International Association of Cancer Registries website) and have been translated into several languages. The Guidelines recommend disease-specific staging systems for cancers occurring in children, specifically, acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, neuroblastoma, renal tumours (excluding renal cell carcinoma), rhabdomyosarcoma, non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma, malignant bone tumours, retinoblastoma, hepatoblastoma, germ cell tumours (testicular cancer and ovarian cancer), astrocytoma, medulloblastoma and ependymoma.

Developed, designed, and maintained by Morten Ervik (IARC/CSU), Giulio Napolitano (Previously of NICR), Kenneth Yeung (NICR), Colin Fox (NICR), Sinead Hawkins (NICR), Freddie Bray (IARC/CSU), Isabelle Soerjomataram (IARC/CSU), Minal Solanki (CCQ), Andy Gordon (CCQ), Joanne Aitken (CCQ), and Anna Gavin (NICR)

The original source for this material is:

This tool has been reproduced with due care. Any inconsistencies with the UICC TNM classification 7th and 8th editions in addition to essential TNM or with the Toronto Paediatric Cancer Stage Guidelines and published errata are unintentional. Neither NICR, IARC, UICC, nor CCQ carry any liability should unforeseen errors emerge. However we would be pleased to receive all comments on any inconsistencies.

Thanks: Lisa Ranaghan (NICR), James Brierley (TNM Core Group, UICC)

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