eCancer and UICC jointly produced a set of 7 modules on TNM staging for the purpose of educating and informing the global cancer community on the globally accepted classification of malignant tumours.

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The following modules are now available to download:

In French: TNM e-Modules en français

In Spanish: Módulos e-learning sobre la estadificación TNM en español

Each module takes approximately 30 minutes to complete and includes a voice-over and interactive quiz.

By the end of each module, users should:

  • know the general principles of the UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours,
  • understand the structure of the UICC TNM Classification 8th edition and
  • be able to apply the UICC TNM Classification to different cancer sites

    Paediatric Cancer Staging Modules

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    Short educational videos: Cancer Staging Series 

    Watch this short video series produced in collaboration with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to learn what cancer staging is, its importance for patients, research and cancer control, and the terminology used in staging. 

    1. Importance of Cancer Staging 
    2. What is Cancer Stage 
    3. General Rules for Cancer Staging 
    4. Cancer Staging Examples 
    5. Staging Terminology 
    6. Importance of Common Stage Language 
    7. Why stage language changes and how this affects usage 
    8. Essential TNM

    Cancer Staging Series - English


    癌症分期 Cancer Staging Series (Chinese)


    Cancer staging - Arabic


    La stadification des cancers - Français


    La etapificación del cáncer (Spanish)


    Cancer staging - Russian

    UICC Head and Neck Staging videos

    Watch this short video series produced in collaboration with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to learn about the changes to the 8th Edition TNM Classification for Head and Neck Cancer.

    1. Changes to 8th Edition TNM Classification for Head and Neck Cancer
    2. Introduction of a New TNM Classification for HPV-mediated Oropharyngeal Cancer
    3. Changes to Staging Classification for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
    4. Changes to the T and N Classifications for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
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    Published by the Union for International Cancer Control, the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (TNM) is a globally recognised standard for classifying the extent of spread of cancer.

    TNM national and regional committees map

    How the TNM classification is defined and updated.

    TNM Supplement 5th edition

    TNM publications include The TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 8th edition, The TNM Supplement, 5th Edition, the TNM Atlas and many others.

    Essential TNM on mahogany desk with coffee cup

    “Essential TNM” that can be used to collect stage data when complete information is not available.

    Last update

    Thursday 12 January 2023

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