WASPaLM - World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Join WASPaLM in Kyoto in November 2017 for the 29th World Congress
  • Opening Ceremony, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 9th Bulgarian National Conference of Clinical Laboratory
  • Bureau on Skype with Officials from the World Health Organization
  • Opening Ceremony, World Congress, Cancun, Mexico 2015
  • ICPaLM Opening
    WASPaLM Bureau Members with Hosts at ICPaLM Opening in 2014

New Datasets from the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting

Members of the World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM) are invited to review and provide comment on the draft datasets for pathology reporting of Testis and Penile tumours developed by the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR).
The ICCR, a collaboration of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), the European Society of Pathology (ESP), the Royal College of Pathologists UK, the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) in association with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), has been formed to develop common, internationally standardised and evidence-based cancer datasets for surgical pathology specimens.  Using the best international approaches, and leveraging the knowledge and experience of world–leading pathologists, the ICCR aims to ensure that all cancer reports, will be of the same high quality; ensuring completeness, consistency, clarity, conciseness and above all, clinical utility.
The ICCR has published five cancer datasets to date. These datasets are posted to: http://www.iccr-cancer.org/datasets


To comment on the DRAFT DATASETS visit: http://www.iccr-cancer.org/datasets/datasets-under-consultation
The documents will be available for comment until Friday 17 June 2016. Feedback on the documents will be via an electronic form posted on the website. We would greatly appreciate you disseminating this notification to any other interested parties.
For your information, the full list of Genitourinary cancer datasets being developed by the ICCR is as follows, with these datasets expected to be posted for review to this same website over the next 8 weeks:

Testis/external genitalia (under consultation):
   Retroperitoneal Lymphadenectomy (RPLND)
   Penile resection
  Core needle biopsy
  Transurethral resection (TURP)
  Radical prostatectomy (update only as this dataset was published by the ICCR in 2012)
Urinary tract:

   Transurethral resection and biopsy
   Cystectomy, cystoprostatectomy and diverticulectomy
   Ureterectomy and nephroureterectomy
   Renal biopsy