Dataset for the reporting of renal biopsy for tumour: recommendations from the international collaboration on cancer reporting (ICCR)

Brett Delahunt (Lead / Corresponding author), John R Srigley, Meagan Judge, Mahul Amin, Athanase Billis, Philippe Camparo, Stewart Fleming, David Griffiths, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Guido Martignoni, Holger Moch, John N Nacey, Ming Zhou, Andrew John Evans

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    The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR) has developed a suite of detailed datasets for international implementation. These datasets are based on the reporting protocols developed by the Royal College of Pathologists (UK), The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and the College of American Pathologists, with modifications undertaken by international expert groups appointed according to ICCR protocols. The dataset for the reporting of renal biopsy for tumour is designed to provide a structured reporting template containing minimum data recording key elements suitable for international use. In formulating the dataset, the ICCR panel incorporated recommendations from the 2012 Vancouver Consensus Conference of the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) and the 2016 edition of the WHO Bluebook on tumours of the urinary and male genital systems. Reporting elements were divided into Required (Core) and Recommended (Non-core) components of the report. Required elements are as follows: specimen laterality, histological tumour type, WHO/ISUP histological tumour grade, sarcomatoid morphology, rhabdoid morphology, necrosis, lymphovascular invasion and coexisting pathology in non-neoplastic kidney. Recommended reporting elements are as follows: operative procedure, tumour site(s), histological tumour subtype and details of ancillary studies. In particular, it is noted that fluorescence in situ hybridisation studies may assist in diagnosing translocation renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and in distinguishing oncocytoma and eosinophilic chromophobe RCC. It is anticipated that the implementation of this dataset into routine clinical practice will facilitate uniformity of pathology reporting worldwide. This, in turn, should have a positive impact on patient treatment and the quality of demographic information held by cancer registries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)573-578
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Jul 2019


    • biopsy
    • dataset
    • grading
    • renal cell carcinoma
    • tumour

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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