Sarcomas in north west England: I. Histopathological peer review.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/108422
Title:
Sarcomas in north west England: I. Histopathological peer review.
Authors:
Harris, Martin; Hartley, Ann L; Blair, Val; Birch, Jillian M; Banerjee, Saumitra S; Freemont, A J; McClure, J; McWilliam, L J
Abstract:
A total of 468 cases of bone, soft tissue and visceral sarcomas (and certain other tumours) diagnosed during the years 1982-84 in North West England were entered in a study of histopathological peer review, incidence and survival. This paper describes the effects of peer review. Material was reviewed by a panel of five pathologists for 413 of the 450 cases originally registered as sarcomas with the Regional Cancer Registry. The diagnosis of sarcomas was confirmed in 76% cases and and there was agreement on sub-type for 53% cases. Measures of agreement were lowest for the two sub-types most commonly diagnosed i.e. malignant fibrous histiocytoma and leiomyosarcoma. Degree of agreement between individual pathologists and final panel diagnosis was also very variable but never less than 65%. It is concluded that second opinion is essential in cases of presumed sarcomas for studies of incidence and aetiology and to ensure that appropriate treatment is selected.
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, UK.
Citation:
Sarcomas in north west England: I. Histopathological peer review. 1991, 64 (2):315-20 Br. J. Cancer
Journal:
British Journal of Cancer
Issue Date:
Aug-1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10541/108422
PubMed ID:
1892759
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0007-0920
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarris, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorHartley, Ann Len
dc.contributor.authorBlair, Valen
dc.contributor.authorBirch, Jillian Men
dc.contributor.authorBanerjee, Saumitra Sen
dc.contributor.authorFreemont, A Jen
dc.contributor.authorMcClure, Jen
dc.contributor.authorMcWilliam, L Jen
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-27T12:31:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-27T12:31:58Z-
dc.date.issued1991-08-
dc.identifier.citationSarcomas in north west England: I. Histopathological peer review. 1991, 64 (2):315-20 Br. J. Canceren
dc.identifier.issn0007-0920-
dc.identifier.pmid1892759-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10541/108422-
dc.description.abstractA total of 468 cases of bone, soft tissue and visceral sarcomas (and certain other tumours) diagnosed during the years 1982-84 in North West England were entered in a study of histopathological peer review, incidence and survival. This paper describes the effects of peer review. Material was reviewed by a panel of five pathologists for 413 of the 450 cases originally registered as sarcomas with the Regional Cancer Registry. The diagnosis of sarcomas was confirmed in 76% cases and and there was agreement on sub-type for 53% cases. Measures of agreement were lowest for the two sub-types most commonly diagnosed i.e. malignant fibrous histiocytoma and leiomyosarcoma. Degree of agreement between individual pathologists and final panel diagnosis was also very variable but never less than 65%. It is concluded that second opinion is essential in cases of presumed sarcomas for studies of incidence and aetiology and to ensure that appropriate treatment is selected.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectBone Canceren
dc.subjectSoft Tissue Canceren
dc.subject.meshBone Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshEngland-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshPeer Review-
dc.subject.meshSarcoma-
dc.subject.meshSoft Tissue Neoplasms-
dc.titleSarcomas in north west England: I. Histopathological peer review.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Pathology, Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute, Manchester, UK.en
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Canceren

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