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NamingSystem: TNM Staging System

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/NamingSystem/TNM Version:
Active as of 2022-01-14 Responsible: American Joint Committee on Cancer Computable Name: TNM

The TNM Staging System was developed and is maintained by the AJCC and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). It is the most commonly used staging system by medical professionals around the world. The TNM classification system was developed as a tool for doctors to stage different types of cancer based on certain, standardized criteria. The TNM Staging System is based on the extent of the tumor (T), the extent of spread to the lymph nodes (N), and the presence of metastasis (M).

HTA Note: Most content of TNM (V6) is in the SNOMED international release but not content from the most recent (V9). In Europe many countries use TNM codes, taken from the book and referenced using an OID.

Summary

Defining URLhttp://terminology.hl7.org/NamingSystem/TNM
NameTNM
Statusactive
Definition

The TNM Staging System was developed and is maintained by the AJCC and the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). It is the most commonly used staging system by medical professionals around the world. The TNM classification system was developed as a tool for doctors to stage different types of cancer based on certain, standardized criteria. The TNM Staging System is based on the extent of the tumor (T), the extent of spread to the lymph nodes (N), and the presence of metastasis (M).

HTA Note: Most content of TNM (V6) is in the SNOMED international release but not content from the most recent (V9). In Europe many countries use TNM codes, taken from the book and referenced using an OID.

PublisherAmerican Joint Committee on Cancer

Identifiers

TypeValuePreferredPeriodComment
URIhttps://cancerstaging.orgtrue2021-11-03 --> (ongoing)This is the URL as specified by the terminology owner, and is considered authoritative.

History

DateActionAuthorCustodianComment
2022-02-11createJessica BotaHTAAdd AJCC TNM Staging System (TNM) per HTA