Site Anatomy and 8th Edition Staging: Pancreas

Starting in January 2018, cancer registries will implement the new staging standards as outlined in the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition. The manual presents evidence-based criteria for the staging of cancer for a number of anatomic disease sites. The changes reflect the significant impact of prognostic variables that clinicians have long recognized as important in determining prognosis and therapy. Gulam Manji, MD, PhD will highlight many of the changes that affect the work done by cancer registrars on a daily basis.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the anatomy of the pancreas including the primary site(s), regional lymph nodes and the metastatic sites.
  • Explain the 8th Edition changes to the definitions of primary tumor and regional lymph node(s) in the 8th Edition.
  • Discuss the new 8th Edition rules for registry collection variables for cancer of the pancreas.

Next Steps After Purchase

  • After enrolling in this learning module, go to My Learning Activities. The activity will automatically load under Enrollments on that page.
  • Complete all sections of the activity and claim CE credit.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
2017-122 1 CE from January 29, 2018

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