- Book review
- Open Access
1st edition. Springer; 2006
© Singh-Ranger; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2006
Received: 05 October 2006
Accepted: 13 October 2006
Published: 13 October 2006
The AJCC cancer staging atlas is the official publication of the American Joint Committee on Cancer, the world's foremost authority on cancer staging information.
This is the first edition of this book, created as a compendium to the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual and Handbook, now in their sixth editions.
The atlas is divided into eight parts, covering all the major systems/sites of cancer, with an introductory chapter on the principles and purposes of staging. It is packed full of useful illustrations.
One of the most useful aspects of this atlas is the summary of changes for staging at the beginning of each system chapter (Figure 2).
I would recommend this publication to all health care professionals actively involved in the treatment of cancer patients, as the illustrations and text make the concept of the disease and its staging very simple to understand. It would also appeal to research students and post-doctoral scientists.
From a training perspective, the book is probably more suited to postgraduate oncology or surgery trainees.
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