The dataset has been developed for the pathology reporting of biopsy specimens for soft tissue sarcomas. Adult rhabdomyosarcoma is also included in this dataset. A separate ICCR dataset is available for reporting of resection specimens for soft tissue sarcomas.

Some soft tissue tumours which rarely arise primarily in bone should be reported using the ICCR primary tumour in bone datasets.

Lymphoma, uterine sarcoma, paediatric rhabdomyosarcoma and metastases are excluded from this dataset. Gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST) are also not included in this dataset as GIST displays a number of unique features which warrant its separate consideration; separate ICCR datasets for GIST are available.
ICCR Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Biopsy Specimens Bookmarked guide - 1749 KB
ICCR Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Biopsy Specimens Hyperlinked guide - 1179 KB
ICCR Soft Tissue Sarcoma - Biopsy Specimens Dataset in Word - 68 KB

Publication History

1st edition - April 2021
  • To reference this dataset please use the following citation:  Dei Tos AP, Agaimy A, Bovée JVMG, Dickson BC, Doyle LA, Dry SM, Gronchi A, Hameed M, Hemming C, Liegl-Atzwanger B, Thway K, Wagner AJ, Wang J, Yoshida A, Fletcher CDM (2021). Soft Tissue Sarcoma Histopathology Reporting Guide - Biopsy Specimens. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-922324-18-4.

Expert Committee

The 1st edition of the dataset for Soft tissue sarcoma - biopsy specimens was developed by the following international team:
  • Chair - Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Chair, Italy
  • Series Champion - Christopher Fletcher, USA
  • ICCR representative - Chris Hemming, New Zealand
Domain experts:
  • Abbas Agaimy, Germany
  • Judith Bovée, The Netherlands
  • Brendan Dickson, Canada
  • Leona Doyle, USA
  • Sara Dry, USA
  • Alessandro Gronchi, Italy
  • Meera Hameed, USA
  • Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger, Austria
  • Khin Thway, UK
  • Andrew Wagner, USA
  • Jian Wang, China
  • Akihiko Yoshida, Japan
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