The AJCC 8 edition has changed much in comparison with the 7 edition. In addition to TNM stage, biologic marker (ER, PR, HER2), Histologic grade and multigene assays (oncotype Dx.) should be considered for staging. and it has been applied since January 1, 2018.

patients were recategorized and analyzed in order to know if this more complex classification helps to predict the real prognosis of the patients,


We review patients who were diagnosed and treated as breast cancer at Konyang Universty Hospital. we studied retrospectively 582 patients who were followed up and were able to review.

Stage was classified according to AJCC 7th edition and AJCC 8th edition. survival rate of each stage were analyzed in both editions.


Mean follow up period was 68.6 months. Total 582 patients were included. There was no change in the stage in 257 patients. In 195 patients, the stage was elevated and in 130 patients, the stage was changed down. When classified as AJCC 7th edition, the 5year-survival rate was 95.9% in stage I, 97.9% in stage II, 93.1% in stage III and 89.9% in stage IV. The survival rate of patients in stage I was lower than that of stage II. However, when the AJCC 8th edition was applied, the 5- year survival rate was 97.9% in stage I, 96.9% in stage II, 92.2% in stage III, and 89.9% in stage IV. In 8th edition, the patients in lower stage has higher survival rate.


The prediction of survival rate by stage was more accurate and the difference in survival rate of each stages was more clearly distinguished when The AJCC 8th edition was applied than AJCC 7th edition. AJCC 8th edition was reliable and useful for prediction of prognosis of breast cancer patient.

Citation Format: Kwon S, Yoon DS, Bae IE, Choi WJ, Choi IS, Lee SE, Moon JI, Sung NS, Park SM. Impact of application of AJCC 8th edition on survival rate of the breast cancer [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2018 Dec 4-8; San Antonio, TX. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2019;79(4 Suppl):Abstract nr P4-08-22.