Primary Tumour in Bone – Resection Specimens


The dataset has been developed for the pathology reporting of resection specimens of primary tumour in bone. Ewing sarcoma and related round cell sarcomas with primary bone presentation are also covered in this dataset. A separate ICCR dataset is available for reporting of biopsy 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.

Haematologic malignancies and metastatic specimens are excluded from this dataset.

Publication History

Minor update to the 1st edition – Version 1.1 April 2021. Minor update to add the Rosai–Dorfman disease ICD-O code to the WHO Classifications table.

1st edition – April 2021

  • To reference this dataset please use the following citation: Bovée JVMG, Amary F, Baumhoer D, Bloem JL, Bridge JA, Cates JMM, de Alava E, Dei Tos AP, Jones KB, Mahar A, Nielsen GP, Righi A, Wagner AJ, Yoshida A, Fletcher CDM (2021). Primary Tumour in Bone Histopathology Reporting Guide – Resection Specimens. 1st edition. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-922324-15-3.
  • Read more on the Primary tumour in bone dataset (1st edition) from the journal article written by the dataset authors: Datasets for the reporting of primary tumour in bone: recommendations from the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR). Bovée JVMG, Amary F, Baumhoer D, Bloem JL, Bridge JA, Cates JMM, de Alava E, Dei Tos AP, Jones KB, Mahar A, Nielsen GP, Righi A, Wagner AJ, Yoshida A, Fletcher CDM. Histopathology. 2023 Mar;82(4):531-540. doi: 10.1111/his.14849. Epub 2022 Dec 20.

Expert Committee

The 1st edition of the dataset for Primary tumour in bone – resection specimens was developed by the following international team:
  • Chair – Judith Bovée, The Netherlands
  • Series Champion – Christopher Fletcher, USA
  • ICCR representative – Chris Hemming, New Zealand
Domain experts:
  • Fernanda Amary, UK
  • Daniel Baumhoer, Switzerland
  • Johan Bloem, The Netherlands
  • Julia Bridge, USA
  • Justin Cates, USA
  • Enrique de Alava, Spain
  • Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, Italy
  • Kevin Jones, USA
  • Annabelle Mahar, Australia
  • G Petur Nielsen, USA
  • Alberto Righi, Italy
  • Andrew Wagner, USA
  • Akihiko Yoshida, Japan
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