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Shortcomings of the current TNM classification for penile carcinoma: time for a change?

Shortcomings of the current TNM classification for penile carcinoma: time for a change? World J Urol (2009) 27:151–154 DOI 10.1007/s00345-008-0308-6 TOPI C PAPER Shortcomings of the current TNM classiWcation for penile carcinoma: time for a change? Joost A. P. Leijte · Simon Horenblas Received: 17 March 2008 / Accepted: 1 July 2008 / Published online: 9 August 2008 © Springer-Verlag 2008 Abstract clinical staging is facilitated, while the prognostic stratiWca- Introduction Accurate tumor staging is essential in the tion of the classiWcation is improved. management of malignancies. It provides a guide in select- ing accurate treatment and gives an indication of prognosis Keywords Neoplasm staging · Penile carcinoma based on the extent of disease. The current TNM classiWca- tion for penile carcinoma has remained unchanged since 1987. In this article, we focus on several deWciencies of the Introduction current classiWcation. Materials and methods An analysis of the current litera- Accurate tumor staging is essential in the management of ture regarding the current classiWcation was done, focusing malignancies. It provides a guide in selecting accurate treat- on known prognostic factors for survival. Furthermore, we ment and gives an indication of prognosis based on the discuss in detail the results from a recent analysis of more extent of disease. In the past decades, multiple http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Journal of Urology Springer Journals

Shortcomings of the current TNM classification for penile carcinoma: time for a change?

World Journal of Urology , Volume 27 (2) – Aug 9, 2008

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Publisher
Springer Journals
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Copyright © 2008 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Urology; Nephrology; Oncology
ISSN
0724-4983
eISSN
1433-8726
DOI
10.1007/s00345-008-0308-6
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18690458
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World J Urol (2009) 27:151–154 DOI 10.1007/s00345-008-0308-6 TOPI C PAPER Shortcomings of the current TNM classiWcation for penile carcinoma: time for a change? Joost A. P. Leijte · Simon Horenblas Received: 17 March 2008 / Accepted: 1 July 2008 / Published online: 9 August 2008 © Springer-Verlag 2008 Abstract clinical staging is facilitated, while the prognostic stratiWca- Introduction Accurate tumor staging is essential in the tion of the classiWcation is improved. management of malignancies. It provides a guide in select- ing accurate treatment and gives an indication of prognosis Keywords Neoplasm staging · Penile carcinoma based on the extent of disease. The current TNM classiWca- tion for penile carcinoma has remained unchanged since 1987. In this article, we focus on several deWciencies of the Introduction current classiWcation. Materials and methods An analysis of the current litera- Accurate tumor staging is essential in the management of ture regarding the current classiWcation was done, focusing malignancies. It provides a guide in selecting accurate treat- on known prognostic factors for survival. Furthermore, we ment and gives an indication of prognosis based on the discuss in detail the results from a recent analysis of more extent of disease. In the past decades, multiple

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Published: Aug 9, 2008

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