The dataset has been developed for the pathology reporting of biopsy specimens of primary tumour in bone. Ewing sarcoma and related round cell sarcomas with primary bone presentation are also covered by this dataset. A separate dataset is available for reporting of resection specimens of primary tumour in bone. Some types of soft tissue sarcoma may on rare occasion arise primarily in bone and should be reported using the primary tumour in bone dataset, rather than the soft tissue sarcoma dataset.
If biopsies are taken from multiple tumour nodules at different sites, these should be documented separately.
Haematologic malignancies and metastatic specimens are excluded from this dataset.
1st edition – April 2021
The 1st edition of the dataset for Primary tumour in bone – biopsy specimens was developed by the following international team: