The IASLC/ITMIG Thymic Malignancies Staging Project Development of a Stage Classification for Thymic Malignancies

Frank C. Detterbeck, Hisao Asamura, John Crowley, Conrad Falkson, Giuseppe Giaccone, Dori Giroux, James Huang, Jhingook Kim, Kazuya Kondo, Marco Lucchi, Mirella Marino, Edith M. Marom, Andrew Nicholson, Meinoshin Okumura, Enrico Ruffni, Paul Van Schil, Kelly Stratton

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Abstract

The lack of an official-stage classification system for thymic malignancies is an issue that hampers progress in this rare disease. A collaborative effort by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and the International Thymic Malignancies Interest Group is underway to develop proposals for such a system. A database of more than 10,000 cases worldwide has been assembled to provide a solid basis for analysis. This report outlines the structure of the effort and the process that has been designed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1467-1473
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Staging of stage classification
  • Thymic carcinoma
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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    Detterbeck, F. C., Asamura, H., Crowley, J., Falkson, C., Giaccone, G., Giroux, D., Huang, J., Kim, J., Kondo, K., Lucchi, M., Marino, M., Marom, E. M., Nicholson, A., Okumura, M., Ruffni, E., Van Schil, P., & Stratton, K. (2013). The IASLC/ITMIG Thymic Malignancies Staging Project Development of a Stage Classification for Thymic Malignancies. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, 8(12), 1467-1473. https://doi.org/10.1097/JTO.0000000000000017