: Doing exams and tests to learn the extent of a cancer, especially whether it has spread from its original site to other parts of the body.
* * *
1. The determination or classification of distinct phases or periods in the course of a disease or pathological process. 2. The determination of the specific extent of a disease process in an individual patient.
- Jewett and Strong s. obsolete term for s. of bladder carcinoma : O, noninvasive; A, with submucosal invasion; B, with muscle invasion; C, with invasion of perivascular fat; D, with lymph node metastasis.
- TNM s. a system of clinicopathologic evaluation of tumors based on the extent of tumor involvement at the primary site (T, followed by a number indicating size and depth of invasion), and lymph node involvement (N) and metastasis (M) each followed by a number starting at 0 for no evident metastasis; numbers used depend on the organ involved and influence the prognosis and choice of treatment.

* * *

staging n the classification of the severity of a disease in distinct stages on the basis of established symptomatic criteria

* * *

stag·ing (stājґing) 1. the determination of distinct phases or periods in the course of a disease, the life history of an organism, or any biological process. 2. the classification of neoplasms according to the extent of the tumor; see TNM s.

Medical dictionary. 2011.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Staging — may refer to: * Staging (rocketry) * Cancer staging * Staging (theatre) * Staging (stagecoaches), the business of running stagecoaches or the act of journeying in them * Staging area, an area used to prepare a military mission or a war * Staging… …   Wikipedia

  • staging — ► NOUN 1) an instance or method of staging something. 2) a stage or set of stages or platforms for performers or between levels of scaffolding. 3) Brit. shelving for plants in a greenhouse …   English terms dictionary

  • Staging — Sta ging (st[=a] j[i^]ng), n. A structure of posts and boards for supporting workmen, etc., as in building. [1913 Webster] 2. The business of running stagecoaches; also, the act of journeying in stagecoaches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Staging — [ßte̱ids̶c̶h̶ing; zu engl. stage = Bühne; Gerüst; Stadium] s; s, s: die Einstufung einer bösartigen Geschwulst in bezug auf den Grad ihrer Bösartigkeit anhand ihrer Ausbreitung …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • staging — (n.) to designate stopping place or assembly point, 1945, from STAGE (Cf. stage) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • staging — [stā′jiŋ] n. 1. a temporary structure used for support; scaffolding 2. the business of operating stagecoaches 3. travel by stagecoach 4. the act, process, or manner of presenting a play on the stage …   English World dictionary

  • Staging — Unter einer Stadienbestimmung (engl. staging) versteht man die Beurteilung von Tumoren, siehe Stadienbestimmung (Onkologie) die Klassifikation des Entwicklunggrades von Embryonen und Feten anhand äußerer Merkmale, siehe Stadienbestimmung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • staging — (STAY.jing) pp. Redecorating a home often using rented furnishings to make it appear more attractive to potential buyers. stager n. Example Citation: As the real estate industry has become increasingly sophisticated, the business of spiffing up… …   New words

  • staging — UK [ˈsteɪdʒɪŋ] / US noun Word forms staging : singular staging plural stagings 1) a) [uncountable] theatre the process of organizing a show in a theatre b) [countable] a particular production of a show 2) [uncountable] temporary structures for… …   English dictionary

  • staging — n. 1 the presentation of a play etc. 2 a a platform or support or scaffolding, esp. temporary. b shelves for plants in a greenhouse. Phrases and idioms: staging area an intermediate assembly point for troops in transit. staging post a regular… …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”