Kelly Merriman, MPH, PhD, CTR and LaKeidru Blaylock, CTR will focus on how cancer registrars use the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 8th Edition as a reference. She will address rules and items associated with AJCC staging, including coding, grade, Site-Specific Data Items, and treatment codes for lung.
Discuss the implications of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th Edition to registrar case abstracting.
Address registry data collection items associated with 8th Edition staging.
Demonstrate the application of the new rules to the specific site.