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Histopathological work-up of resection specimens, local excisions and biopsies in colorectal cancer.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23207926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The pathological examination of material removed from patients with colorectal neoplasia is important. It provides a wide range of information on, for example, the quality and completeness of excision, the stage and biological aggressiveness, the need for further therapy, and response to therapy. Molecular testing adds valuable information on genetic risk and is required before treatment with anti-EGF-r antibodies. This article highlights the value derived from macroscopic inspection of surgical specimens, careful microscopy and excellent reporting according to national guidelines. Increasing use of a number of preoperative therapies and combinations in rectal cancer change the pathological features found and a standardised approach to the diagnosis of complete response is required. It touches upon the issues with frequent changes in TNM staging and the difficulties these changes are causing. The widespread introduction of bowel cancer screening is changing the stage of presentation of colorectal cancer leading to increasing numbers of local excisions and polyp cancers.
Philip Quirke; Tim Palmer; Gordon G A Hutchins; Nick P West
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Digestive diseases (Basel, Switzerland)     Volume:  30 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1421-9875     ISO Abbreviation:  Dig Dis     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701186     Medline TA:  Dig Dis     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Histopathology, Pathology and Tumour Biology, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
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