American Joint Committee on Cancer
The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) established the way cancer is communicated. Clinicians and the surveillance community count on AJCC for the most comprehensive anatomic staging data available, the Cancer Staging Manual and Cancer Staging Atlas. The AJCC publications are recognized as the authoritative guides for cancer staging information and is used by tens of thousands of medical professionals every day. Radiation Oncologist routinely assign an AJCC stage to their cancer patients as part of their assessment, and use treatment guidelines based on the AJCC stage.