The UICC TNM Project has updated and expanded the TNM Classification since its inception. For more than 50 years, the TNM Project has benefited from an active participation of internationally renowned experts in cancer staging residing on the TNM Core Committee and its sub-committees, the Evaluation Committee and the Prognostic Factors Committee.
TNM Core Committee
The TNM Core Group is responsible for project planning, analysis of information, decision-making and product generation. It is supported by the Evaluation Committee and Prognostic Factors Committee.
The TNM Core Committee also includes representatives from IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer), IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer), ICCR (International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting) and WHO (World Health Organisation) to maintain a unified TNM classification.
TNM Evaluation Committee
The Evaluation Committee oversees the compilation of new evidence and expert opinion relating to possible modifications of TNM and coordinates various activities.
TNM Prognostic Factors Core Group
The Prognostic Factors Core Group develops strategies relating to prognostic factors classification(s) relevant to clinical practice and is responsible for product development, including communication and timely reporting.
UICC HN Advisory Committee to the UICC TNM Project Committee and Editorial Board:
Co-Chairs: Brian O’Sullivan (Canada) and Vincent Gregoire (Belgium)
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TNM International Expert Panels
The Expert Panels provide organ-based expertise for review of relevant literature and opinions on changes to the TNM classification, representing over 20 countries worldwide. In addition, experts are recruited to serve on TNM Expert Panels and provide organ-based expertise for review of relevant literature and opinions on potential changes to, and adaptations of, the TNM classification.