Publications and resources

TNM publications include The TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours 8th edition, The TNM Supplement, 5th Edition, the TNM Atlas and many others.

TNM Supplement 5th edition

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:

UICC TNM Classification 8th ed. Errata 31 January 2024

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

TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours - changes between 7th and 8th editions

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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

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 UICC TNM Prognostic Factors Committee has revised the TNM Classification for carcinoma of the cervix and this will be incorporated into the next edition of the UICC TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours.

It may be used before the next edition of the TNM Classification is published BUT if used it should be clearly identified as Cervix Uteri TNM 2021 to distinguish it from the 8th Edition TNM.

The TNM Supplement, 5th Edition

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, 7th Edition

TNM Atlas 7th edition cover image

The TNM Atlas, 7th Edition, 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 7th edition of the TNM Atlas was released in June 2021.

Manual of Clinical Oncology, 9th Edition (2015)

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.

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

TNM History, Evolution & Milestones

The TNM classification of cancer was developed between 1943 and 1952 by Prof. Pierre Denoix at the Institute Gustave-Roussy. The UICC subsequently established a Special Committee on Clinical Stage Classification under the Chairmanship of Dr Denoix. The Committee and its direct descendant, the UICC TNM Prognostic Factors Project, continued to develop the TNM Classification. The pocket book, Livre de Poche, first published in 1968, is now in its 8th edition.

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Published by the Union for International Cancer Control, the TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours (TNM) is a globally recognised standard for classifying the extent of spread of cancer.

TNM national and regional committees map

How the TNM classification is defined and updated.

Man with turban consulting his laptop and mobile phone

eCancer and UICC jointly produced a set of 7 modules on TNM staging for the purpose of educating and informing the global cancer community on the globally accepted classification of malignant tumours.

Essential TNM on mahogany desk with coffee cup

“Essential TNM” that can be used to collect stage data when complete information is not available.

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Thursday 14 December 2023

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