Pathological quality assurance in gastro-intestinal cancer.
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SourceEuropean Journal of Surgical Oncology, 31, 6, (2005), pp. 675-680
Article / Letter to editor
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European Journal of Surgical Oncology
SubjectNCMLS 6: Genetics and epigenetic pathways of disease; ONCOL 1: Hereditary cancer and cancer-related syndromes; ONCOL 2: Age-related aspects of cancer; ONCOL 3: Translational research; ONCOL 5: Aetiology, screening and detection; UMCN 1.2: Molecular diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring
Quality assurance has become an integrated and important part of surgical pathology. Not only laboratory quality systems and quality control of pathology reporting have been introduced, also interdisciplinary quality systems are being developed. This review focuses on the different aspects of quality assurance that can nowadays be used in the daily practice of pathology management of gastrointestinal cancers, especially, gastric- and colorectal cancer. Own data are, especially, derived from the recently conducted clinical trial on pre-operative radiotherapy for rectal cancer and emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary approaches.
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