New AJCC

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AvaL
3/18/2017 5:59pm
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Hi, I was just interested to see if anyone knew anything about the new AJCC? Particularly in terms of stage 3. I have read that there will soon be 4 classifications to stage 3 (a,b,c and a new d). Does anyone know anymore details about this? It's an interesting change. Many thanks all. Thinking of all of you in the battle and those supporting x 

Anonymous - (3/18/2017 - 6:25pm)

Have not heard of any staging changes. Not sure what would be included with another letter for stage 3, seems thorough enough as it is. Do you have a link where you read there will be a change?

AvaL - (3/19/2017 - 3:13am)

Here's the only bit of info I could find. http://www.mdedge.com/edermatologynews/article/131388/melanoma/new-ajcc-...

theres a number of changes across the stages by the looks of it. Including extra sub stage for 3c and changes to stage 1 so that mitotic rate is no longer considered 

Anonymous - (3/18/2017 - 11:39pm)

It's not supposed to be released until late this year.  I've seen the designations so I'm sure you can probably just search for AJCC 2017 melanoma guidelines or some variation.