AJCC yc Stage Classification: When and How to Use

This presentation will explore the criteria and timing for the yc stage classification. It will demonstrate when it is used and how to properly assign it. Neoadjuvant therapy guidelines and grade post-therapy clinical will also be discussed.

Target Audience

This webinar is for:

  • Certified Tumor Registrars
  • Cancer Program Administrators
  • Nurses
  • Other allied health professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate use of AJCC yc stage classification.
  • Utilize neoadjuvant therapy guidelines for AJCC staging.
  • Apply grade post therapy clinical to appropriate cases.


  • For questions about the course, please contact AJCC@facs.org.
  • For questions about the CoC, NAPBC, or NAPRC Standards, submit questions in the CAnswer Forum.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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Faculty Disclosures

Donna Gress, RHIT, CTR - Nothing to disclose

Ms. Gress is the Cancer Staging and Registry Operations Manager for the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and Cancer Programs; Technical Editor of the AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th Edition, lead author of the manual’s Chapter 1 Principles of Cancer Staging and Version 9 Cervix Uteri. She is an active member of health information management and cancer registry professions and a past president of the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), who received the NCRA Distinguished Member Award and twice received the NCRA Educational Achievement Award. Her work experience includes that of an RHIT and more than 40 years in the cancer registry field, with 27 years of experience in hospital cancer registries.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded for this course. 

1 continuing education credit for #2020-148 will be provided from National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA), of which 1 hours meet the Category A requirement.

ACS Cancer Programs is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #CEP17437, for 1 contact hour. 

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 CE Contact hours
  • 1.00 Certificate of Completion
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