Nine ICCR Datasets for the Head and Neck have been published. The published datasets are:
Carcinomas of the Oral Cavity
Carcinomas of the Hypopharynx, Larynx and Trachea
Carcinomas of the Nasopharynx and Oropharynx
Carcinomas of the Major Salivary Glands
Carcinomas of the Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses
Ear and Temporal Bone Tumours
Malignant Odontogenic Tumours
Mucosal Melanomas of the Head and Neck
Nodal Excisions and Neck Dissection Specimens for Head and Neck Tumours
In addition, nine manuscripts have been accepted for publication in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, a monthly peer-reviewed journal of the College of American Pathologists. An e-version of the papers is expected to be published shortly ahead of a Special Edition in the print edition.
An ICCR Dataset for Tumours of the Central Nervous System (CNS) has been published.
The dataset is split into three sections:
a. Histological assessment of CNS specimens
b. Molecular information for CNS specimens.
c. Final integrated report/diagnosis for CNS specimens.
Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis and Ureter - Nephroureterectomy and Ureterectomy Specimen
Four ICCR Datasets for the Urinary Tract have been published. This marks the completion of the ICCR Genitourinary suite of datasets.
The published Urinary Tract datasets are:
Carcinoma of the Bladder - Cystectomy, Cystoprostatectomy and Diverticulectomy Specimen
Carcinoma of the Urethra - Urethrectomy Specimen
Urinary Tract Carcinoma – Biopsy and Transurethral Resection Specimen
The ICCR welcomes the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Faculty of Pathology (RCPI, FoP) as a new sustaining member.
Dr Ann Treacy will be the RCPI, FoP representative on the Dataset Steering Committee and Professor Kieran Sheahan Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Faculty of Pathology is joining the Board of Directors. RCPI, FoP was established in 1982 and is the professional and training body for Pathology in Ireland. The contribution of the RCPI, FoP is warmly welcomed.
The Head and Neck Tumours, WHO Classification of Tumours, 4th Edition, Volume 9
Edited by El-Naggar AK, Chan JKC, Grandis JR, Takata T, Slootweg PJ has been published at the WHO Bookshop
As part of the 4th Edition of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Classification of Tumours, also known as the Blue Book, the new Classification of Head and Neck Tumours was released in 2017. This classification has been incorporated into the suite of 9 datasets developed by the ICCR for Head and Neck, currently out for open consultation.