Guidelines

Among the responsibilities of the Working Groups of the ESP is furthering evidence based standard practice.
This regularly results in guideline documents. As a rule these will be published in scientific journals.
As co-founding member of the International Collaboration for Cancer Reporting (ICCR) ESP supports standardized synoptic reporting in the field of cancer.

ESP supported ICCR datasets can be downloaded from the ICCR website.

Sluijter CE, van Lonkhuijzen LR, van Slooten HJ et al. The effects of implementing synoptic pathology reporting in cancer diagnosis: a systematic review.             

Virchows Arch. 2016;468:639-49. doi: 10.1007/s00428-016-1935-8. PMID: 27097810 

Polónia A, Leitão D, Schmitt F. Application of the 2013 ASCO/CAP guideline and the SISH technique for HER2 testing of breast cancer selects more patients for anti-HER2 treatment.

Virchows Arch. 2016;468:417-23. doi: 10.1007/s00428-016-1903-3. PMID: 26754674

Tchrakian N, Flanagan L, Harford J et al. New ASCO/CAP guideline recommendations for HER2 testing increase the proportion of reflex in situ hybridization tests and of HER2 positive breast cancer.

Virchows Arch. 2016;468:207-11. doi: 10.1007/s00428-015-1871-z. PMID: 26521061

Knijn N, Simmer F, Nagtegaal ID. Recommendations for reporting histopathology studies: a proposal.

Virchows Arch. 2015;466:611-5. doi: 10.1007/s00428-015-1762-3. PMID: 25846513 

Langner C, Magro F, Driessen Aet al. The histopathological approach to inflammatory bowel disease: a practice guide.

Virchows Arch. 2014;464:511-27. doi: 10.1007/s00428-014-1543-4. PMID: 24487791

Van der Kwast T, Bubendorf L, Mazerolles Cet al. Guidelines on processing and reporting of prostate biopsies: the 2013 update of the pathology committee of the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC).

Virchows Arch. 2013;463:367-77. doi: 10.1007/s00428-013-1466-5. PMID: 23918245

van Krieken JH, Normanno N, Blackhall F et al. Guideline on the requirements of external quality assessment programs in molecular pathology.

Virchows Arch. 2013;462:27-37. doi: 10.1007/s00428-012-1354-4. PMID: 23250354

Dinis-Ribeiro M, Areia M, de Vries AC et al. Management of precancerous conditions and lesions in the stomach (MAPS): guideline from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), European Helicobacter Study Group (EHSG), European Society of Pathology (ESP), and the Sociedade Portuguesa de Endoscopia Digestiva (SPED).

Virchows Arch. 2012;460:19-46. doi: 10.1007/s00428-011-1177-8. PMID: 22190006

Batistatou A, Gököz O, Cook MG, Massi D; Dermatopathology Working Group of the European Society of Pathology. Melanoma histopathology report: proposal for a standardized terminology.

Virchows Arch. 2011;458:359-61. doi: 10.1007/s00428-010-1027-0. PMID: 21193926.

Quirke P, Risio M, Lambert R et al. Quality assurance in pathology in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis—European recommendations.

Virchows Arch. 2011;458:1-19. doi: 10.1007/s00428-010-0977-6. PMID: 21061133.

Vieth M, Quirke P, Lambert R et al. Annex to Quirke et al. Quality assurance in pathology in colorectal cancer screening and diagnosis: annotations of colorectal lesions.

Virchows Arch. 2011;458:21-30. doi: 10.1007/s00428-010-0997-2. PMID: 21061132.

Rüschoff J, Dietel M, Baretton G et al. HER2 diagnostics in gastric cancer-guideline validation and development of standardized immunohistochemical testing.

Virchows Arch. 2010;457:299-307. doi: 10.1007/s00428-010-0952-2. PMID: 20665045

Bevilacqua G, Bosman F, Dassesse T et al. The role of the pathologist in tissue banking: European Consensus Expert Group Report.

Virchows Arch. 2010;456:449-54. doi: 10.1007/s00428-010-0887-7. PMID: 20157825.

Matturri L, Ottaviani G, Lavezzi AM. Guidelines for neuropathologic diagnostics of perinatal unexpected loss and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): a technical protocol.

Virchows Arch. 2008;452:19-25. PMID: 18034263.

Basso C, Burke M, Fornes P et al. Guidelines for autopsy investigation of sudden cardiac death.

Virchows Arch. 2008;452:11-8. PMID: 17952460.

Cree IA, Deans Z, Ligtenberg MJ, Normanno N, et al. Guidance for laboratories performing molecular pathology for cancer patients.
European Society of Pathology Task Force on Quality Assurance in Molecular Pathology; Royal College of Pathologists.

J Clin Pathol. 2014 Nov;67(11):923-31. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202404.