Standardized pathology report for colorectal cancer, 2nd edition

Gastrointestinal Pathology Study Group of the Korean Society of Pathologists

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    The first edition of the ‘Standardized Pathology Report for Colorectal Cancer,’ which was developed by the Gastrointestinal Pathology Study Group (GIP) of the Korean Society of Pathologists, was published 13 years ago. Meanwhile, there have been many changes in the pathologic diagnosis of colorectal cancer (CRC), pathologic findings included in the pathology report, and immunohistochemical and molecular pathology required for the diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer. In order to reflect these changes, we (GIP) decided to make the second edition of the report. The purpose of this standardized pathology report is to provide a practical protocol for Korean pathologists, which could help diagnose and treat CRC patients. This report consists of “standard data elements” and “conditional data elements.” Basic pathologic findings and parts necessary for prognostication of CRC patients are classified as “standard data elements,” while other prognostic factors and factors related to adjuvant therapy are classified as “conditional data elements” so that each institution could select the contents according to the characteristics of the institution. The Korean version is also provided separately so that Korean pathologists can easily understand and use this report. We hope that this report will be helpful in the daily practice of CRC diagnosis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-19
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jan 1

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    © 2020 The Korean Society of Pathologists/The Korean Society for Cytopathology.


    • Colorectal neoplasms
    • Pathology report
    • Protocol
    • Standardization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
    • Histology


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