Ann Surg Oncol (2018) 25:1783–1785 https://doi.org/10.1245/s10434-018-6486-6 ED ITORIA L – BREA S T O NCOLO G Y Eighth Edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual: Breast Cancer 1 2,3 4 Armando E. Giuliano, MD , Stephen B. Edge, MD , and Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD 1 2 Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3 4 Buffalo, NY; Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY; Department of Breast Medical Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Since its inception in 1977, the American Joint Com- however, until recently, there have been insufﬁcient data to mittee on Cancer (AJCC) has published a staging system permit incorporation of biomarkers into the staging system based on anatomic ﬁndings: tumor size (T), nodal status for breast cancer. The expert panel for the eighth edition (N), and metastases (M). This staging system has evolved, felt that the peer-reviewed literature was now sufﬁcient to not only encompassing a wide spectrum of tumors but also permit inclusion of several of the most well-studied including multiple updates that enable physicians to utilize biomarkers. These biomarkers, especially hormone-recep- new information and
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