In August 1976 we published an editorial note (1) by David T. Carr of the Department of Oncology, Mayo Medical School, summarizing proceedings of the National Cancer Conference on Classification and Staging held in Atlanta, Georgia, under the sponsorship of the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, and the American Joint Committee. In that note Dr. Carr emphasized the value to the clinician and the patient of careful, precise staging of cancer cases. He indicated that "A handbook containing a summary of the staging systems for each primary site of cancer will be published by the American Joint Committee
"Manual for Staging of Cancer 1977" Now Available. Ann Intern Med. ;88:573. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-88-4-573
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