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The UICC TNM Classification System

This course covers the fundamental principles of cancer staging based on the globally accepted classification system for malignant tumours developed by UICC. The course was developed through an exciting collaboration between ecancer and UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) for the purpose of educating and informing the global cancer community.

The first module is an introduction to the fundamental principles of cancer staging based on UICC's TNM classification system.

Published December 2014.

The UICC TNM Classification System
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Target audience

This module has been developed for oncologists interested in learning about the core principles of cancer staging.

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Know the general principles of the UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours.
  • Understand the structure of the UICC TNM classification seventh edition.
  • Be able to apply the UICC TNM classification to different cancer sites in the next modules

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and can run on Internet Explorer 7 and above, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera on either Windows or MacOS. Flash Add-on is also required to run this module.

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Disclosure policy

ecancer and everyone involved in the making of this module have no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning module.

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