Thank you for submitting to the 9th Edition
The IASLC is grateful to its members and other thoracic oncology professionals who submitted patient data to better inform the 9th Edition of the TNM Classification for Thoracic Cancers. As the data collection window for the 9th Edition is now closed, the IASLC encourages early applications to the 10th Edition of TNM Classification for Thoracic Cancers. Check back often as more information will become available.
Request for Proposal to Provide Statistical Management Services for the 10th Edition of the IASLC Staging Project: Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymic Malignancies
For the past two decades, the IASLC has been responsible for the development and continual refinement of the TNM Staging Classification system for lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thymic tumors, which serves as a cornerstone in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment planning for patients worldwide. With a legacy of pioneering research and innovation, the IASLC proudly announces its endeavor to create the 10th edition of the IASLC International TNM Staging Project.
The goal of this 7-year IASLC 10th edition staging project is to update and refine the lung, mesothelioma, and thymic staging systems in a clinically relevant manner to assist physicians and patients in determining and executing their optimal treatment program.
**Please direct all questions regarding the RFP to Casey Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and responses will be sent within 5 business days of receipt.
Request for Proposal Template
Please use the Request for Proposal instructions below to complete your response. Please note, that responses that do not follow the guidelines provided in the instructions will not be considered.
RFP Budget Template
All responses to the RFP are required to provide a project budget using the template below. Please note, that responses that do not use this budget template will be considered incomplete and will not be evaluated.
Please Review All Documents Prior to Submitting Data
1. 9th Edition Protocol Document
This 9th Edition 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
- 9th Edition Data Elements: This document illustrates the data being collected. This document was last revised on September 27, 2021.
- Definitions for tumor (T), node (N), and metastases (M) descriptors
- The IASLC 2009 Nodal Map
1. 9th Edition Mesothelioma Protocol Document
2. 9th Edition 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.