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Ling-Long Tang, Yu-Pei Chen, Yan-Ping Mao, Zi-Xian Wang, Rui Guo, Lei Chen, Li Tian, Ai-Hua Lin, Li Li, Ying Sun, and Jun Ma

Background An accurate TNM staging system is crucial for evaluating the prognosis of patients with cancer, as well as treatment planning, treatment stratification, and coordinating clinical studies at different treatment centers. In response

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Nadeem R. Abu-Rustum

greater operating time, prolonged anesthesia, increased blood loss, vascular and nerve injury, and an increased conversion rate from laparoscopy to laparotomy to complete the operation successfully. However, because accurate surgical staging is the most

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Benjamin E. Greer, Ron E. Swensen, and Heidi J. Gray

2004. Washington, DC : The American Cancer Society ; Available at: . Accessed September 2004 . 2 Greer BE Rutledge FN Gallager HS . Staging or restaging laparotomy in early-stage epithelial cancer of the ovary

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Sukru Mehmet Erturk and Annick D. Van den Abbeele

. 5. Hicks RJ Mac Manus MP Seymour JF . Initial staging of lymphoma with positron emission tomography and computed tomography . Semin Nucl Med 2005 ; 35 : 165 – 175 . 6. Bar-Shalom R . Normal and abnormal patterns of 18F

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Julian C. Hong, Matthew J. Boyer, Daphna Y. Spiegel, Christina D. Williams, Betty C. Tong, Scott L. Shofer, Michael J. Moravan, Michael J. Kelley, and Joseph K. Salama

Background Accurate initial staging is critical for appropriate management of small cell lung cancer (SCLC) because of stark differences in management and prognosis. Standard therapy for limited-stage SCLC (LS-SCLC) in patients with good performance

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Mahmoud Al-Hawary

resectable disease at presentation.” Accurate diagnosis and appropriate staging on cross-sectional imaging will lead to appropriate treatment arm allocation. Adequate imaging and reporting of pertinent findings will ensure that potentially resectable patients

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Prajnan Das, Norio Fukami, and Jaffer A. Ajani

incidence of esophageal and gastric carcinoma in the United States . Cancer 1998 ; 83 : 2049 – 2053 . 6. Botet JF Lightdale CJ Zauber AG . Preoperative staging of esophageal cancer: comparison of endoscopic US and dynamic CT . Radiology

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Presenter: Jens Hillengass

diagnostic criteria by the International Myeloma Working Group, listed imaging techniques that are critical for accurate diagnosis, and reviewed the rationale for development of the Revised International Staging System (R-ISS) for MM. New Diagnostic Criteria

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Andrew D. Lerner and David Feller-Kopman

diagnose parenchymal lesions and stage lung cancer. These bronchoscopic techniques offer an alternative to surgical diagnostic procedures, such as lung resection (for lung nodules) and mediastinoscopy (for staging), and to CT-guided transthoracic needle

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Meaghan Tenney and Joan L. Walker

References 1 American Cancer Society . Cancer Facts & Figures 2008 . Atlanta : American Cancer Society . 2008 : 4 – 10 . 2 FIGO . Classification and staging of malignant tumors in the female pelvis . Int J Gynaecol