Datasets available for comment

Your feedback is invited on the following draft ICCR Datasets:
1. Tumours of the Central Nervous System (CNS). The dataset is split into three sections:
  • Histological assessment of CNS specimens. It is intended that this section should be used in conjunction with the other sections. A full diagnosis of CNS tumours should ideally conform to the 2016 World Health Organisation (WHO) Classification of Tumours of the CNS which requires integration of elements from histological and ancillary analyses. However, the majority of 2016 CNS WHO entities can be diagnosed solely on the basis of histological features and in this situation only this section needs to be completed. 
  • Molecular information for CNS specimens. This section is not needed for those tumours in which molecular information is not captured for diagnostic purposes.
  • Final integrated report/diagnosis for CNS specimens. In many situations, 2016 CNS WHO diagnoses integrate histological and molecular information and this section is intended for the capture of that final diagnosis.  

2. Head and Neck.

These datasets are available for comment until Friday 4th May 2018.

To provide feedback on the draft datasets, email any comments directly to Please include your name and country together with your comments.  In regard to your comments or suggested changes, please be as specific as possible, including any relevant background information and supporting evidence, including which section/element of the dataset that your comments pertain to. If you have any questions please contact the ICCR Project Manager - Fleur Webster on

All feedback will be reviewed by the relevant expert committee, updates made; all responses to feedback and the final version will be posted to this website. If you have any questions regarding the above process please email

Check the development schedule on 'Upcoming Datasets' for an indication of the next datasets to be ready for public comment.