Soft Tissue Sarcoma – Resection Specimens


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

Some soft tissue tumours which rarely arise primarily in bone and in this case 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.

Publication History

Minor update to the 1st edition – Version 1.1 April 2021

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 – Resection Specimens. 1st edition. International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting; Sydney, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-922324-19-1.
  • Read more on the Soft tissue sarcoma dataset (1st edition) from the journal article written by the dataset authors: Datasets for reporting of soft-tissue sarcoma: recommendations from the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR). Dei Tos AP, Webster F, Agaimy A, Bovée J, Dickson B, Doyle L, Dry S, Gronchi A, Hameed M, Hemmings C, Liegl-Atzwanger B, Thway K, Wagner AJ, Wang J, Yoshida A, Fletcher C. Histopathology. 2023 Apr;82(5):745-754. doi: 10.1111/his.14862. Epub 2023 Jan 20.

Expert Committee

The 1st edition of the dataset for Soft tissue sarcoma – resection specimens was developed by the following international team:

  • Chair – Angelo Paolo Dei Tos, 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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