The AJCC is pleased to introduce the thought leaders of the AJCC
Cancer Staging System, 8th Edition.
Led by Mahul B. Amin, MD, FCAP, the 15 member Editorial Board
features representatives from each cancer specialty, and leaders of internal
development “cores” – a new concept introduced by Dr. Amin. These cores
are tasked with harmonizing specific areas of staging system development,
Precision Medicine Core – focused on integrating non-anatomic prognostic factors into the staging system
Evidence Based Medicine and Statistics Core – focused on developing levels of evidence for changes and updates to the staging system
Content Harmonization Core – focused on harmonizing terms and concepts used in the staging system
Data Collection Core – focused on collaboration with the surveillance community to assure medical record access to and quality of 8th edition data elements
Professional Organization and Corporate Relationship Core – manages grants and contributions for development of the AJCC Cancer Staging System
Administrative Core – oversees the development process of the staging system
The 8th Edition will be authored by a team of 18 Expert Panels, each steered by a Chair and
Vice Chair selected by the Editorial Board. The composition of each
expert panel strives to collaboratively harness the collective intelligence of
the thought leaders for each disease site. The membership represents
diversity of thought and specialty; each panel's Chair and Vice Chair come from
different organizations and represent different specialties.
The full roster of Editorial Board members and Expert Panel
leaders can be found here.
Formation of the full expert panels is underway and is expected to
be completed by year-end.
The 8th edition will
be effective for all cancer cases recorded on or after January 1, 2017.
Visit our website for all 8th Edition Updates. We look forward to a collaborative development process!
NEXT: 8th Edition Publication Date Announced