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2024 Solid Tumor Rules Release

The Solid Tumor Rules have been updated for 2024 based on 5th Ed WHO Classification of Tumors books, College of American Pathologist Cancer Protocols, and a review of questions and feedback from registrars. Recommendations from Cancer PathCHART expert pathologist review have also been incorporated into this update. Minor updates include new terminology, additional definitions, notes, and examples. The 2024 Solid Tumor Updates include major updates that are based on date of diagnosis requiring the addition of notes and new rules for select site modules.

The 2024 Solid Tumor Manual includes changes that apply to cases diagnosed January 1, 2024, and forward. The editors strongly recommend reviewing the change log to understand what changes were made. Changes which are based on diagnosis date have been noted in the updated modules.

2024 Solid Tumor Rules

AJCC 8th Edition Staging Manual

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

Cancer Registry Links

North American Association of Central Cancer Registries

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

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