"This is an update of the standard manual that has proven its value over the many years since it was first published ... .The seventh edition will be welcomed by all who have used the previous editions." (Doody's, March 2010)
"The material is therefore immediately applicable to patients worldwide, and not influenced by any particular healthcare system. The publication's greatest virtue continues to be its simplicity, distilling and arranging complex data in a way that is immediately applicable wherever cancer patients are seen." (Knowledgespeak, December 2009)
From the Back Cover
The major alterations addressed in the 7th Edition concern carcinomas of the oesophagus and the gastroesophageal junction, stomach, lung, appendix, biliary tract, skin, and prostate. In addition, there are several entirely new classifications:
- gastrointestinal carcinoids (neuroendocrine tumours)
- gastrointestinal stromal tumour
- upper aerodigestive mucosal melanoma
- Merkel cell carcinoma
- uterine sarcomas
- intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma
- adrenal cortical carcinoma.
A new approach has also been adopted to separate anatomical stage groupings from prognostic groupings in which other prognostic factors are added to T, N, and M categories. These new prognostic groupings, as well as the traditional anatomical groupings, are presented for oesophageal and prostate carcinomas.