Cancer Staging Requirement

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 3:12:44 PM

Surgeons are reminded to document clinical AJCC (American Joint Committee on Cancer) stage for each surgical case prior to the cancer directed surgery. Clinical staging is based on evidence of stage acquired before the initiation of primary treatment (surgery or neoadjuvant radiation or systemic therapy). Surgeons may even call a “surgical time out” to document clinical stage prior to performing cancer directed surgery. Contact Tumor Registry at 763-6098 for more information.

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