TNM Classification of Urological Tumours — 1978 Edition

  • B van der Werf-Messing
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 1)


The TNM classification of the UICC primarily aimed to describe the clinical extent of the malignancy without using surgical procedures except for the diagnostic biopsy. The purpose of the classification is to allow a comparison of various types of treatment (surgical, chemotherapeutic, radiotherapeutic, immunological etc.). It also helps in selecting the most appropriate type of treatment for the patient and in predicting prognosis.


Renal Cell Carcinoma Papillary Carcinoma Reliable Prognostic Factor Tumor Prostatic Cancer Malignant Testicular 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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    Das, G., Chisholm, G. D. and Sherwood, T., Can Angiography stage Renal Carcinoma? Brit. J. Urol. 49, 611–614 (1977).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    van der Werf-Messing, B., van der Heul, R. O. and Ledeboer, R. Ch., Renal cell carcinoma trial. Cancer Clin. Trials, 1, 13–21 (1978).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • B van der Werf-Messing
    • 1
  1. 1.Rotterdam Radiotherapy InstituteRotterdamThe Netherlands

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