Friday, August 17, 2018

Tumours of the CNS Dataset is now published to the ICCR website

The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting has published the Tumours of the CNS Dataset.

According to the published document, the "dataset has been developed for the histological assessment of benign and malignant tumours of the central nervous system (CNS) and its coverings, as well as tumours from those aspects of the peripheral nervous system immediately adjacent to the CNS. This dataset applies to both biopsy and resection specimens. Haematological lesions that may originate in the brain are included. Tumours of the anterior pituitary gland are included as the majority of these tumours are reported by neuropathologists worldwide (a separate dataset specifically for pituitary tumours may be considered when the 5th series of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Classification of Tumours is being developed). It is intended that this dataset should be used in conjunction with the ‘Molecular information for CNS specimens’ and the ‘Final integrated report/diagnosis for CNS specimens’ datasets. A full diagnosis of CNS tumours should ideally conform to the final integrated diagnoses in the 2016 World Health Organisation (WHO) Classification of Tumours of the CNS (2016 CNS WHO), which requires integration of elements from histological and ancillary analyses. Nonetheless, it is realized that some diagnoses may not fit precisely within existing diagnostic categories."

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