Speaking of SurgOnc

Speaking of SurgOnc

"Speaking of SurgOnc" is a podcast series brought to you by the Annals of Surgical Oncology (ASO) and the Society of Surgical Oncology(SSO). Dr. Frederick L. (Rick) Greene, ASO Deputy Editor, will explore and expand upon ideas and concepts described in articles published in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Greene will interview authors and leading experts about topics of current importance in surgical oncology.... Show More
July 9, 2019 9 min

Dr. Greene and Dr. Gershenwald discuss the 8th edition of the TNM staging system for melanoma, and its use for communication between physicians and their patients as well as its impact on decision-making and prognostic assessment.

Dr. Gershenwald is co-author with Richard A. Scolyer of the ASO TNM staging editorial, “Melanoma Staging: American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) 8th Edition and Beyond.”

Dr. Gershenwald is a surgical oncologist-investigator in melanoma, with a research focus on integrating clinical, pathological, molecular and immune factors to improve melanoma staging and to develop clinical tools to improve clinical decision-making for patients with melanoma.

Dr. Gershenwald is the Dr. John M. Skibber Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, and Medical Director, Melanoma and Skin Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and Chair, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Melanoma Expert Panel.

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