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Nicholas G. Zaorsky, Tianyu Li, Karthik Devarajan, Eric M. Horwitz and Mark K. Buyyounouski Assessment of the American Joint Committee on Cancer Staging (sixth and seventh editions) for clinically localized prostate cancer treated with external beam radiotherapy and comparison with the National Comprehensive Cancer Network risk-stratification method Cancer 118

Version of Record online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27597

A comparison of the American Joint Cancer Committee (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual between the sixth and seventh editions indicates that the seventh edition is a major improvement, because it distributes patients better among the stages and is more prognostic. However, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network model is superior to the AJCC seventh edition and remains the preferred method for risk-based clinical management of prostate cancer with radiotherapy.

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