Carcinomas of the Thyroid


The dataset has been developed for the pathology reporting of thyroid resection specimens for carcinoma. Core needle biopsies and metastasis to the thyroid gland are not included. Non-invasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP), tumours of uncertain malignant potential (UMP), thyroid carcinomas arising from struma ovarii, thyroid carcinomas arising in thyroglossal duct cysts, sarcoma and lymphoma are not covered in the dataset.

Publication History

2nd edition – June 2020. Updated following revision of Lymphovascular invasion.
  • To reference this dataset please use the following citation: Ghossein R, Barletta J, Bullock M, Johnson S, Kakudo K, Lam A, Moonim MT, Poller D, Tallini G, Tuttle RM, Xu B, Gill A (2020). Carcinoma of the Thyroid Histopathology Reporting Guide. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-922324-08-5.
  • Read more on the Carcinoma of the thyroid dataset from the journal article written by the dataset authors: Data set for reporting carcinoma of the thyroid: recommendations from the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting. Ghossein R, Barletta JA, Bullock M, Johnson SJ, Kakudo K, Lam AK, Moonim MT, Poller DN, Tallini G, Tuttle RM, Xu B, Gill AJ. Hum Pathol. 2021 Apr;110:62-72. doi: 10.1016/j.humpath.2020.08.009. Epub 2020 Sep 10.
1st edition – December 2019

Expert Committee

The Carcinoma of the thyroid dataset (all editions) was developed by the following international team:

  • Chair – Ronald Ghossein, USA
  • Series Champion – Anthony Gill, Australia
  • ICCR representative – Paul Barrett, UK

Domain experts:

  • Justine Barletta, USA
  • Martin Bullock, Canada
  • Sarah Johnson, UK
  • Kennichi Kakudo, Japan
  • Alfred Lam, Australia
  • Mufaddal T Moonim, UK
  • David Poller, UK
  • Giovanni Tallini, Italy
  • Robert Michael Tuttle, USA
  • Bin Xu, USA
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