Cancer Staging

Permission Requests for AJCC Cancer Staging Manual Material


The AJCC may grant permission for use of copyrighted material from the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual to outside individuals and organizations at its own discretion. No changes to, additions to, or deletions from the copied or reused material should be made without prior written approval of the AJCC. Permission applies only to the material and use specified in correspondence. New requests should be made for subsequent use or for other uses of material.​​​​​


 Commercial Software and Applications


To license AJCC content for commercial use in electronic health record (EHR) systems or other software and applications, please email for more information on licensing our API.


 Publication, Education, Photocopy and Email


To request permission to photocopy, duplicate, republish, or otherwise reuse AJCC material in journals, presentations or course material, follow the instructions below.

For Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Editions

Please visit Copyright Clearance Center at and search for “AJCC Cancer Staging Manual” to access pay-per-use options, which include:

  • Use in electronic course materials
  • Use in print course materials
  • Republish or display content (in a book, journal/magazine, educational/instructional program, etc.)
  • Deliver via Interlibrary Loan (ILL) or document delivery
  • Photocopy for general business or academic use
  • Share content electronically (send in an e-mail, post on internet, intranet, extranet)

If you are unable to obtain permission for 6th, 7th, or 8th edition content through Copyright Clearance Center, please contact Gregory Sutorius at

If you are unable to obtain permission for 5th edition content through Copyright Clearance Center, please contact the 5th Edition publisher at

Please note that some items in the manual are reproduced with permission from other rights holders. If you wish to reproduce any of those items, you must request permission from the original rights holders. This is often possible through as well.

For First, Second, Third, and Fourth Editions

Please email and include the following information:

  1. The requesting organization’s name, address, phone and fax numbers, contact name, and contact email address.

  2. Identification of the edition in which materials to be reproduced appears.

  3. The specific text to be reprinted, i.e., chapter, page number and table number, if applicable.

  4. Requested use for the material (e.g. book, website, presentation materials, staff education material), and whether the requested will be selling or making a profit from the material (e.g. selling a book, receiving an honorarium for a presentation).