Publications and resources

The TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 8th edition

James D. Brierley  (Editor), Mary K. Gospodarowicz (Editor), Christian Wittekind (Editor)


The TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours, 8th Edition, published in 2016, provides the latest, internationally agreed-upon standards to describe and categorize cancer stages and progression. It contains important updated organ-specific classifications that oncologists and other professionals who manage patients with cancer need can use to accurately classify tumours for staging, prognosis and treatment.

For errata to the UICC TNM 8th edition please click below:

The changes between the 7th and 8th editions have been updated with the corrections:

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The TNM Classification 8th is also available in other languages. Please click here for more information regarding  the translations.

For any queries about the classification, please visit the FAQ's page or ask your questions at the TNM Helpdesk.

If you want to submit to the TNM Evaluation Committee a proposal for change in the classification, please consult this document and contact us at tnm@uicc.org

Ovary, Fallopian Tube and Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma

FIGO has published a new classification for ovarian cancer.* This classification incorporates cancers of the fallopian tube and primary peritoneal carcinomas. These new cancer staging rules have been incorporated into the 8th Edition of the UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours which became effective on January 1, 2017.

For a comparison of the current TNM for ovary and the new FIGO classification and proposal for the 8th edition go to this presentation.

*Staging classification for cancer of the ovary, fallopian tube, and peritoneum. Jaime Prat; for the FIGO Committee on Gynecologic Oncology.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics 124 (2014) 1–5

Revised FIGO staging for carcinoma of the cervix uteri

In 2018 FIGO has revised the FIGO staging of carcinoma of the cervix uteri. Their new criteria for staging classification of cancer of the cervix uteri are described here and in the corrigendum and will be incorporated to the next edition of the UICC TNM Classification. 


The TNM Supplement, 5th Edition

TNM Supplement

The TNM Supplement: A Commentary on Uniform Use, now in its 5th edition, extends and clarifies The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 8th edition, providing additional data that unifies the principles and practice of cancer staging.

The TNM Supplement provides explanations and examples to answer many questions that might arise in the course of the daily use of TNM, particularly in unusual cases. It enumerates the recommended criteria for pathological classification (pT and pN) and contains proposed classifications for new tumour sites and types that are not part of the official UICC TNM system yet.


TNM Atlas, 6th Edition

TNM Atlas 6e Front Cover

The TNM Atlas 6th Edition, as a companion for the TNM Classification, is designed as an aid for the practical application of the TNM classification system by illustrating the T and N categories in clear and easily understandable graphics. The aim of such a presentation is twofold: to enable all disciplines involved to reach a more standardized understanding and documentation of the anatomic spread of tumours, and to further enhance the dissemination and use of the TNM classification. The 6th edition of the TNM Atlas was released in May 2014.


Manual of Clinical Oncology, 9th Edition (2015)

Manual of Clinical Oncology

The 9th edition of the Manual of Clinical Oncology adopts a multidisciplinary perspective and gathers expertise in different fields of cancer management to be used by all health professionals working in oncology. It aims to strike a balance between delivery of a high quality services and realities of the day-to-day practice, including that of resource-limited settings. The 9th edition was released in September 201556 lead authors worked on various key cancer management and treatment issues and disease-specific approaches.

If you want to learn more about TNM or have any question about the publications, contact us at tnm@uicc.org

Other Wiley & UICC publications are available from the Wiley-Blackwell website.

Session at the World Cancer Congress in Paris 2 November 2016

Chaired by: Mary Gospodarowicz, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada)


  1. Cancer classifications a linchpin of clinical practice -Malcolm Mason, Cardiff University (United Kingdom)
  2. Evolution of staging and prognostic classifications - Brian O'Sullivan, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada)
  3. Universality - James Brierley, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Canada

Session at the World Cancer Congress in Melbourne 4 December 2014

Making Cancer Staging Globally Relevant

Chaired by: Dr Brian O'Sullivan (Canada)


  1. Recording stage of disease in cancer registries:
    Problems and solutions for Low and Middle Income Countries
    - Dr Max Parkin, African Network of Cancer Registries (United Kingdom)
  2. The need for simplified stage language for all  - Dr James Brierley, Princess Margaret Hospital (Canada)
  3. Developing a simple TNM stage tool - Giulio Napolitano, Northern Ireland Cancer Registry (United Kingdom)
  4. Promoting TNM stage use/ensuring stage is globally relevant -Dr Anne Lee, The Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society (Hong Kong)

Workshop at the World Cancer Congress in Montreal – 28 August 2012

Meet the expert: Cancer stage: a neglected cornerstone of cancer control

Chaired by: Mary Gospodarowicz (Canada)

Proposed by: UICC TNM prognostic factors core group

The History of TNM



Download the document: TNM History, Evolution & Milestones

Last update: 
Wednesday 7 October 2020