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The Cancer Registry CASEbook:

Coding, Abstracting, Staging and Exercises
(Second Edition)

Volume I – Introductions and Major Sites
Volume II - Challenging Sites


UPDATE: Work on the Third Edition is stalled because some of the standard-setters (AJCC, NAACCR, COC, SEER, etc.) aren’t expected to have the 2018 rules available until at least August and we want to be sure that the new edition will be as complete as possible.  Therefore we don’t expect to have it available until the fall.

In the meantime, we will continue to sell the Second Edition for those who need it.  If you purchase (or have purchased) a Second Edition of the CASEbook during 2017, we will give you a 20% discount on the Third Edition for the first 90 days after it is published,


The CASEbook is a tool for registrars that consolidates coding and abstracting guidelines from many different sources into a single reference.  The Second Edition includes CS version 02.03, TNM Seventh Edition, Hematopoietic Multiple Primary Rules, and updated exercises and rationales.


As April explains in the foreword to the CASEbook:

This book originally came about because my desk was too small.  After layering my Collaborative Staging Manual
       on my Multiple Primary and Histology Coding Rules
              on my site-specific coding guidelines
                     on my SEER Summary Staging book
                            on my ICD-O book
                                   on my TNM Staging Manual
                                          on my FORDS Manual
                                                 and then needing my CS Manual again,
I began to wish that someone would compile all the important abstracting information into one reference.

The CASEbook contains comprehensive, illustrated, site-specific information and practica for beginner and intermediate level cancer registrars.  If you haven’t figured it out, CASEbook stands for Coding, Abstracting, Staging, and Exercises, and there are lots of exercises in the book.


Each site-specific chapter contains information and coding guidelines on:
(click on links to see actual pages from the CASEbook)

  • Introduction to ICD-O-3
  • How Cancer Spreads and Introduction to Staging
  • Summary Staging Principles
  • TNM Principles
  • Collaborative Staging Principles
  • Primaries and Histology Coding Rules Overview
  • Site-specific chapters for
    • Colon
    • Lung
    • Breast
    • Prostate
    • Bladder 
  • Abstacting Text Fields
  • Abbreviations, Initialisms and Acronyms
  • Diagnostic Tests and Tumor Markers
  • The Human Lymphatic System
  • Site-specific chapters for
    • Head and Neck Cancers
    • Uterine Cancers: Cervix and Corpus
    • Cancer of the Ovary
    • Benign, Borderline and Malignant Tumors of the Central Nervous System
    • Malignant Lymphomas




  • Testis
  • Malignant Melanoma and other skin cancers
  • Kidney
  • Renal Pelvis and Ureter
  • Upper GI: Esophagus, Stomach and
    Small Intestine
  • Biliary Tract: Liver, Gallbladder, Bile
    Ducts, and Pancreas
  • Bone
  • Hematopoietic Diseases

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