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    TNM Staging for Pancreatic Cancer

    Provides information about the severity of pancreatic cancer based on tumor, lymph node and metastasis characteristics.
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    Patients with newly diagnosed pancreatic cancer.

    The TNM Staging System for pancreatic cancer is well known and widely used.

    TNM staging classifies the extent of neoplastic disease and helps in prognosis and appropriate therapies.

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    TNM staging requires high quality advanced imaging and extensive lymph node evaluation.

    Management

    We are unaware of validated management algorithms using the TNM staging system.

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    TNM staging requires high quality advanced imaging and extensive lymph node evaluation.

    Dr. Stephen Edge

    About the Creator

    Stephen B. Edge, MD, FACS, FASCO, is an adjunct professor of surgery at Vanderbilt University and the current director of the Baptist Cancer Center. Dr. Edge has co-chaired the 2010 Breast Cancer Symposium and Guideline Panel for Postmastectomy Radiation and is serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Oncology Practice. His research focuses on staging systems and risk stratification for many types of cancers.

    To view Dr. Stephen Edge's publications, visit PubMed