Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee

Staging lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies accurately is critical in deciding treatment regimens and ensures best standardized care for patients worldwide. The IASLC Staging Project is a global effort to study and improve the current staging system for lung cancer, as well as for thymic and esophageal cancers and mesothelioma.
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Overview

Over the past two decades, the IASLC Staging Project has produced a steady stream of evidence-based recommendations for the TNM Classification for Thoracic Cancers, published by "Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the American Joint Council on Cancer (AJCC)". The project is now entering the third cycle, with the goal of developing recommendations for the 9th edition of TNM. Staging lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies accurately is critical in deciding treatment regimens and ensures best standardized care for patients worldwide. New data elements such as genetic biomarkers, protein alterations and copy number alterations will be added to the staging project for the first time, and such additions and enhancements to the system may significantly improve the current staging system, leading to more precise treatment decisions and improvement in patient survival.

Chair of Committee

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Hisao Asamura
2019 to present
"The Staging Laminate Reference Cards, 8th Edition, are the perfect size to be kept in the pockets of a white coat or surgical suit for a quick reference to the different categories of the three components of anatomic extent of lung cancer. These are very popular among those involved with the management of thoracic malignancies."

Roster

Hisao Asamura
Japan
Keio University School of Medicine
Committee Chair
Valerie Rusch
United States
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Chair-Elect
Paul Van Schil
Belgium
Univ. Hospital of Antwerp
Board Liaison
Murry Wynes
United States
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
Staff Liaison
Ramón Rami-Porta
Spain
Hospital Universitari Mutua Terrassa
Committee Member
Clarissa Mathias
Brazil
Nucleo de Oncologia da Bahia
Committee Member
David Waller
United Kingdom
Barts Thorax Centre, Barts Health NHS Trust
Observer
Mauricio Infante
Italy
Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Integrata Verona
Proposed Committee Member
Marcin Ostrowski
Poland
Medical University of Gdansk
Proposed Committee Member
William Travis
United States
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Committee Member
Frank Detterbeck
United States
Yale University School of Medicine
Committee Member
John Edwards
United Kingdom
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Committee Member
Ritu Gill
United States
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Committee Member
Jin Mo Goo
South Korea
Seoul National Univ Hospital
Committee Member
Hans Hoffmann
Germany
Technical University of Munich
Committee Member
Young Tae Kim
South Korea
Seoul National University
Committee Member
Heber MacMahon
United States
The University of Chicago
Committee Member
Edith M. Marom
Israel
The Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Committee Member
Andrew Nicholson
United Kingdom
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Committee Member
Helmut Prosch
Austria
Medical University of Vienna
Committee Member
Shuji Sakai
Japan
Tokyo Women's Medical University
Committee Member
Harvey Pass
United States
NYU Langone Medical Center
Committee Member
Shun-ichi Watanabe
Japan
National Cancer Center Hospital and Res. Institute.
Committee Member
Yasushi Yatabe
Japan
Aichi Cancer Center Hospital
Committee Member
Kemp Kernstine
United States
Univ Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Committee Member
Ray Osarogiagbon
United States
Boston Baskin Cancer Foundation
Committee Member
Kwun Fong
Australia
The Prince Charles Hospital / University of Queensland Thoracic Research Center
Committee Member
Wilfried Eberhardt
Germany
University of Essen
Committee Member
Jeremy John Erasmus
United States
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Committee Member
Dean Fennell
United Kingdom
University of Leicester and Leicester University Hospitals
Committee Member
Hedy Lee Kindler
United States
The University of Chicago Med. Center.
Committee Member
Yolande Lievens
Belgium
UZ Ghent
Committee Member
Mirella Marino
Italy
Regina Elena Cancer Institute of Rome
Committee Member
Paul Martin Putora
Switzerland
Kantonsspital St. Gallen
Committee Member
Navneet Singh
India
PGIMER
Committee Member
David Paul Carbone
United States
Ohio State University
Committee Member
Fred Hirsch
United States
Univ. of Colorado Cancer Center
Committee Member
David Beer
United States
University of Michigan
Committee Member
Elisabeth Brambilla
France
CHU Albert Michallon
Emeritus Member
Luiz Henrique de Lima Araujo
Brazil
Instituto Nacional de Cancerlogia de Mexico
Committee Member
Oliver Gautschi
Switzerland
Luzerner Kantonsspital
Committee Member
Keith Kerr
United Kingdom
University of Aberdeen, School of Medicine and Dentistry
Committee Member
José Matilla
Spain
University Clinic Hospital of Valladolid
Committee Member
Luis Montuenga
Spain
Fundacion Investigacion Medica Aplicada (FIMA)
Committee Member
Ricardo Terra
Brazil
University of Sao Paulo Medical School
Committee Member
Ming Tsao
Canada
Princess Margaret Hospital
Committee Member
Paula Ugalde
Canada
Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec - IUCPQ
Committee Member
Ignacio Wistuba
United States
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Committee Member
James Huang
United States
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Committee Member
Ricardo Beyruti
Brazil
Univ. of Sao Paulo Med. School
Committee Member
Hong Kwan Kim
South Korea
Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan Univerisity School of Medicine
Committee Member
David Rice
United States
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Committee Member
Francisco Suarez
Chile
Clinica Santa Maria
Committee Member
Jan Van Meerbeeck
Belgium
Committee Member
Souheil Boubia
Morocco
Univ Hospital IBN Roch Casablanca Morocco
Committee Member
Jessica Donington
United States
University of Chicago
Committee Member
Francoise Galateau-Salle
France
Committee Member
Jun Nakajima
Japan
University of Tokyo
Committee Member
James Brierley
Canada
University Health Network
Committee Member
Pietro Bertoglio
Italy
Sacro Cuore - Don Calabria Research Hospital
Committee Member
Ayten Cangir
Turkey
Committee Member
Wentao Fang
China
Shanghai Chest Hospital
Committee Member
Hui Liu
China
Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center
Committee Member
Gustavo Lyons
Argentina
Buenos Aires British Hospital
Committee Member
Gail Darling
Canada
University of Toronto
Committee Member
Xavier Benoit D'Journo
France
Hôpital Nord - Aix-Marseille University
Committee Member
Wayne Hofstetter
United States
U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center
Committee Member
Donald Low
United States
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Committee Member
Seiki Hasegawa
Japan
Hyogo College of Medicine
Committee Member
Anna Nowak
Australia
University of Western Australia
Committee Member
Andrea Bille
United Kingdom
Guy's Hospital
Committee Member
Marc de Perrot
Canada
University Health Network
Committee Member
Isabelle Opitz
Switzerland
University Hospital Zurich
Committee Member
Andreas Rimner
United States
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Committee Member
Enrico Ruffini
Italy
University of Torino
Committee Member
Nicolas Girard
France
Institut Curie
Committee Member
Meinoshin Okumura
Japan
Toneyama National Hospital
Committee Member
Thomas Rice
United States
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Committee Member
Giuseppe Cardillo
Italy
Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo Forianini
Committee Member
Elizabeth David
United States
University of California, Davis
Committee Member
Liyan Jiang
China
Shanghai Chest Hospital
Committee Member
Kaoru Kubota
Japan
Nippon Medical School
Committee Member
Eric Lim
United Kingdom
Royal Brompton Hospital
Committee Member
Akif Turna
Turkey
Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical School
Committee Member
Pier Luigi Filosso
Italy
University of Torino
Committee Member
Kazuya kondo
Japan
The Univ. of Tokushima
Committee Member

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Submit Staging Project Data More Quickly and Efficiently

You must apply to the Staging Project and receive approval prior to being able to access the data submission tools. Once you have been notified about acceptance, use the helpful resources and documents provided on this page—especially the Toolkit—to navigate data submission.

Apply for Funding

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There is funding available for services or institutions interested in providing data for the project. Priority will be given to developing countries as well as to institutions filling a gap within the data set.

Protocol Document

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Allows for data standardization while maintaining compliance and patient privacy

Staging Toolkit

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This resource explains the data requirements and submission process and allows for easy formatting for grants.

Data Use Agreements

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DUAs must be signed by the appropriate site representative. Please submit a scanned image (PDF or image file) of the signed document to [email protected].

Mesothelioma Staging

The IASLC Staging Project in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma is an offshoot of the Staging Project. This project is a global effort to study and improve the current staging system specific to mesothelioma. All of the same resources apply regarding submission of data.

Mesothelioma Staging Database

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View and complete mesothelioma-specific data for inclusion

Data Elements Specific to Mesothelioma

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Protocol Specific to Mesothelioma

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View the protocol specific to mesothelioma

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