The IASLC encourages its members and other thoracic oncology professionals to submit patient data to better inform the 9th Edition of the TNM Classification for Thoracic Cancers. Patients must have been diagnosed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2019 for their data to be eligible for inclusion.
The deadline for inclusion is December 31, 2021.
To submit data, please review all of the provided resources
1. Protocol Document
This protocol document will allow for the standardization of the collection of staging information about eligible patients, while ensuring that patient privacy is honored and applicable laws are followed.
2. Supporting Documents
- Data Elements: This document illustrates the data being collected. This document was last revised on December 10, 2019.
- Definitions for tumor (T), node (N), and metastases (M) descriptors
- The IASLC 2009 Nodal Map
All participants will need to submit an account request form and a signed Data Use Agreement (DUA). 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].
The Staging and Prognostic Factors Committee (SPFC) of the IASLC is committed to ensuring that the IASLC Staging Project database truly represents thoracic cancer worldwide. To do this, 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.