The International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting was established to internationally unify and standardize the pathologic reporting of cancers based on collected evidence, as well as to allow systematic multi-institutional intercountry data collection to guide cancer care in the future. This data set has been developed by the collaborative efforts of an international multidisciplinary panel of experts involved in the care of patients with carcinomas of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses (sinonasal tract). The nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses (including frontal, sphenoid, ethmoid, and maxillary sinuses) comprise a very complex anatomic area of the head and neck, affected by a sometimes bewildering array of neoplasms. Management of malignancies in this anatomic region involves complex surgery because of the anatomic confines and close proximity to many vital structures. Given a multidisciplinary approach, the standardized reporting of the carcinomas that develop in this anatomic region include both required (core) and recommended (noncore) elements in pathology reporting in order to be able to identify critical prognostic factors, often requiring clinical and radiologic correlation. A summary of the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting guidelines and clinically relevant elements, along with additional explanatory notes, are provided, based on evidentiary support from the literature, set in the context of practical application.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Medical Laboratory Technology