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National Cancer Data Base - Data Dictionary PUF 2014

TNM Edition Number

PUF Data Item Name: 
TNM_EDITION_NUMBER
NAACCR Item #: 
1060
length: 
2
Allowable values: 
00-07, 88, 99
Description: 
Identifies the edition number of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual used to stage the case.
Registry Coding Instructions: 

None; this item may be auto-coded by cancer registry software.
 

Analytic Note: 

AJCC staging is coded according to the version of the AJCC Staging Manual in use at the time the case was diagnosed.  Prior to implementation of the 5th edition of the manual, some "slippage" in version occurred, and edition numbers are not included in the PUF for those older cases.

Code

Label

00

Not staged (cases that have AJCC staging scheme and staging was not done).

05

Fifth Edition

06

Sixth Edition

07

Seventh Edition

88

Not applicable (cases that do not have an AJCC staging scheme).

99

Staged, but the edition is unknown. Prior to the 5th edition.