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2023 Solid Tumor Rules Release

The 2023 Solid Tumor Rules Manual has been released and is now in effect.

  • The 2023 manual REPLACES ALL PRIOR versions.
  • It contains rules with DATE SPECIFIC instructions that must be followed.
  • It is to be used immediately for ALL CASES diagnosed 2018 Forward.

2023 Solid Tumor Rules

AJCC 8th Edition Staging Manual Release

The AJCC 8th edition staging manual has been released and can be purchased by clicking below.

AJCC 8th Edition Staging Manual
Official Release Notice

Cancer Registry Links

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR)
The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries, Inc. (NAACCR, Inc.), is a professional organization that develops and promotes uniform data standards for cancer registration; provides education and training; certifies population-based registries; aggregates and publishes data from central cancer registries; and promotes the use of cancer surveillance data and systems for cancer control and epidemiologic research, public health programs, and patient care to reduce the burden of cancer in North America.

American College of Surgeons, Commission on Cancer

National Cancer Registrars Association

The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program of the National Cancer Institute.

Cancer Control Planet
Plan, Link, Act, Network with Evidenced-based Tools.

State Cancer Profiles
Dynamic views of cancer statistics for prioritizing cancer control efforts.

Louisiana Tumor Registry

Follow-up Links

Social Security Death Index
• phone number searches
• reverse phone number searches

Find a Grave

Cancer Links

A guide to internet resources for cancer.

Mesothelioma Group
Information on diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. The group also donates to local charities and provides scholarships to victims and their families.

Mesothelioma Veterans
Veteran-specific resources and support for patients and families; a way to spread awareness to veterans and their families.

Comprehensive up-to-date information about asbestos, mesothelioma, treatment options, all the while, raise awareness in hopes to find a cure.

Mesothelioma Guide
Your trusted ally in the fight against asbestos-related cancer. It provides up-to-date information about living with mesothelioma, top doctors, treatment options, and more.

Helping children battle and overcome cancer.

Miscellaneous Links

Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

The internet drug index.

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