AJCC staging of bladder cancers

Euno Choi, Sanghui Park, Jae Y. Ro

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Treatment decisions and prognostic expectations for bladder cancer rely on accurate pathologic staging. Pathologic staging of bladder cancers is performed on tissue obtained after radical cystectomy and utilizes the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system. The eighth edition of the AJCC staging manual has been published and implemented in January 2018 to update staging criteria for bladder cancer, with several critical changes and clarifications. This chapter will discuss the AJCC eighth edition with emphasis on the selected changes and/or clarifications. Diagnostic pitfalls and controversial issues in staging and substaging of bladder cancer will be also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrinary Bladder Pathology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030715090
ISBN (Print)9783030715083
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2021

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  • AJCC staging manual
  • Bladder cancer
  • Prognosis
  • TNM stage


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