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New protocols on deck as pathology helps reshape cancer staging

December 2016—It’s a familiar campus lament. New editions of textbooks in some academic fields have become notorious for providing little more than a few extra paragraphs of text or a few more references and altered pagination—mainly, students suspect, to serve as a damper on the textbook resale market. What is happening with a key text in the field of cancer care, however, is in marked contrast. The changes contained in the 8th edition of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2018, are the opposite of cosmetic.

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