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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


The AJCC has announced that the implementation of the 8th edition of TNM is being delayed until 2018.  Therefore, we are putting off the publication of the 3rd edition of the Cancer Registry CASEbook until the fall of 2017

The 2nd edition of the CASEbook will be back in stock in May.  Order Now!


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


  This volume is not expected to be ready until 2017, as part of the
3rd edition CASEbook, but will include site-specific chapters for
  • 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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