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The UICC TNM Classification System: Colorectal

This module focuses on the fundamental principles of cancer staging for colorectal tumours based on UICC's TNM classification system.

This 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 on the globally accepted classification of malignant tumours.

This module was originally published in April 2015 and updated to UICC TNM 8th Edition in April 2018.

The UICC TNM Classification System: Colorectal
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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 eighth edition for colorectal tumours.
  • Be able to apply the UICC TNM classification of the colon and rectum to real cancer cases.

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.

If you are viewing this module on an iPad (through a browser), please download the free Articulate Mobile Player beforehand. Other tablet devices may not be compatible - please check for Flash compatibility.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact education@ecancer.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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.

For more information please contact education@ecancer.org.