The new melanoma staging system

Charles M. Balch, Arthur J. Sober, Seng jaw Soong, Jeffrey E. Gershenwald, Antonio C. Buzaid, Michael B. Atkins, Natale Cascinelli, Daniel G. Coit, Irvin D. Fleming, Alan Houghton, John M. Kirkwood, Kelly M. McMasters, Martin F. Mihm, Donald L. Morton, Douglas S. Reintgen, Merrick I. Ross, John A. Thompson, John F. Thompson

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The new melanoma staging system from The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) is described. This major revision includes new criteria for staging the primary tumor (T), metastatic nodes (N) and distant metastases (M) as well as stage groupings. These criteria more accurately reflect those prognostic features of the primary and metastatic melanoma that correlate with survival outcome. Physicians managing melanoma should use this staging system in their clinical practice and in the conduct of melanoma clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-54
Number of pages13
JournalSeminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

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Melanoma
Neoplasm Staging
Clinical Trials
Neoplasm Metastasis
Physicians
Neoplasms

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  • Dermatology

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Balch, C. M., Sober, A. J., Soong, S. J., Gershenwald, J. E., Buzaid, A. C., Atkins, M. B., ... Thompson, J. F. (2003). The new melanoma staging system. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, 22(1), 42-54. https://doi.org/10.1053/sder.2003.50004

The new melanoma staging system. / Balch, Charles M.; Sober, Arthur J.; Soong, Seng jaw; Gershenwald, Jeffrey E.; Buzaid, Antonio C.; Atkins, Michael B.; Cascinelli, Natale; Coit, Daniel G.; Fleming, Irvin D.; Houghton, Alan; Kirkwood, John M.; McMasters, Kelly M.; Mihm, Martin F.; Morton, Donald L.; Reintgen, Douglas S.; Ross, Merrick I.; Thompson, John A.; Thompson, John F.

In: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 22, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 42-54.

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Balch, CM, Sober, AJ, Soong, SJ, Gershenwald, JE, Buzaid, AC, Atkins, MB, Cascinelli, N, Coit, DG, Fleming, ID, Houghton, A, Kirkwood, JM, McMasters, KM, Mihm, MF, Morton, DL, Reintgen, DS, Ross, MI, Thompson, JA & Thompson, JF 2003, 'The new melanoma staging system', Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 42-54. https://doi.org/10.1053/sder.2003.50004
Balch CM, Sober AJ, Soong SJ, Gershenwald JE, Buzaid AC, Atkins MB et al. The new melanoma staging system. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2003 Mar;22(1):42-54. https://doi.org/10.1053/sder.2003.50004
Balch, Charles M. ; Sober, Arthur J. ; Soong, Seng jaw ; Gershenwald, Jeffrey E. ; Buzaid, Antonio C. ; Atkins, Michael B. ; Cascinelli, Natale ; Coit, Daniel G. ; Fleming, Irvin D. ; Houghton, Alan ; Kirkwood, John M. ; McMasters, Kelly M. ; Mihm, Martin F. ; Morton, Donald L. ; Reintgen, Douglas S. ; Ross, Merrick I. ; Thompson, John A. ; Thompson, John F. / The new melanoma staging system. In: Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 22, No. 1. pp. 42-54.
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