Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma
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. Lung Cancer patients must have been diagnosed between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2019 for their data to be eligible for inclusion. Mesothelioma patients must have been diagnosed between July 1, 2013 and December 31, 2020.
Please Review All Documents Prior to Submitting Data
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 January 13, 2021.
- Definitions for tumor (T), node (N), and metastases (M) descriptors
- The IASLC 2009 Nodal Map
1. Mesothelioma Protocol Document
2. Data Elements for Mesothelioma Database
Specific data elements are required to participate in the Staging Project. This document outlines the data requirements for the Mesothelioma-specific portion of the project.
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.