Article Abstract

Anatomy is not enough: the crucial role of biology and genetics in AJCC eighth edition of the TNM classification for breast cancer

Authors: Francesca Magnoni, Giuseppe Accardo, Elisabetta Rossi, Paolo Veronesi, Giovanni Corso


The eighth edition of the AJCC-TNM staging system could be read as the expression of growing scientific tendency to a more personalized approach to cancer diagnosis and treatment. The signs of this significant cultural propensity were already present since first passes in cancer staging definition in 1959 (1).