The Bethesda System for Reporting Cervical Cytology, dating to 1988, is a standardized, systematic means of reporting Papanicolaou test results.12 Resources are the published handbook (the “blue book”)12 and the website (https://bethesda.soc.wisc.edu).13
Expand the following abbreviations at first mention, and punctuate as shown (...
Cancer stages are expressed with the use of capital roman numerals, with higher numbers indicating increasing extent of disease:
The term “stage 0” usually indicates carcinoma in situ, with no spread of disease beyond the primary site....
See Table 14.10-2 in 14.10, Molecular Medicine. The style for the cell cycle is given in Table 14.2-3.
Miscellaneous molecular terms that are frequently seen are styled as detailed in Table 14.2-414
15 (see 14.6.3, Oncogenes and Tumor Suppressor Genes).
Note: Gene terms follow standard gene nomenclature style (...
Abbreviations for types of multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) feature arabic numerals and a space, as follows:
Gene terms are italicized with spaces closed up (see 14.6.2, Human Gene Nomenclature):
The TNM (tumor, node, metastasis) staging system1
8 is an internationally standardized system for the staging of cancer and is in its eighth decade of continuing formulation. The TNM classification is put forth by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC; ...