Staging Thyroid Cancers (8th Edition)

Recorded presentation from NCRA's 2017 annual conference in Washington, DC presented by Michelle D. Williams, MD.

The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, Eighth Edition includes increasing level 1 and 2 research evidence to guide changes in thyroid staging. Dr. Williams provides illustrated examples to address the changes between the seventh and eighth editions and the pathologic factors needed to correctly stage thyroid cancer. She also discusses the addition of the collection of prognostic factors, such as mutations, biomarkers, and markers unique to thyroid cancer to further define tumor prognosis. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Review thyroid/neck anatomy and identify/apply histologic features required for thyroid staging.
  • Understand differentiated lymph node levels for correct nodal classification in thyroid cancers.
  • Learn the new registry collection variables for the eighth edition associated with medullary thyroid carcinoma.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
2017-163 1 CE from October 25, 2017

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