Beginning with cancer cases diagnosed January 1, 2024 and forward, data items for Pediatric and Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) populations are now available for use in hospital or central registries on a volunteer basis. The staging elements collected are based on the Toronto Childhood Cancer Staging Guidelines, Version 2, along with additional data items for surveillance purposes.

There are 4 main data items in the Pediatric DCS:

  1. Pediatric Primary Tumor
  2. Pediatric Regional Nodes
  3. Pediatric Mets
  4. Applicable SSDIs (Schema-dependent)

The Pediatric Staging Manual will be expanded over the course of several years and will be a comprehensive guide for coding all pediatric cancers.

Vendors are encouraged to visit SEER*RSA to access links for the API and libraries. Additional questions on API or libraries can be directed to Nicki Schussler. For questions related to the content of Pediatric Staging, please submit a question to Ask a SEER Registrar.

Suggested Citation

Ruhl JL, Costantini A, Schussler N, Gupta S, Frazier L, Aitken J, Youlden D, (eds.) Pediatric Staging Manual, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, 2023.