References of Interest

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These references have been curated by the VCGP group as being of particular interest and relevance to veterinary oncology and its standardization. These are separated into various categories. To suggest additional references, please send recommendations to any member of the VCGP board.


34282984 International Guidelines for Veterinary Tumor Pathology: A Call to Action. Meuten DJ, Moore FM, Donovan TA, Bertram CA, Klopfleisch R, Foster RA, et al. Vet Pathol 2021 Sep
Reason for interest: This is the paper establishing the foundations for the VCGP.
34272982 Modifying phrases in surgical pathology reports: introduction of Standardized Scheme of Reporting Certainty in Pathology Reports (SSRC-Path). Amin A, DeLellis RA, Fava JL Virchows Arch 2021 Nov
Reason for interest: This study found significant differences in opinions of pathologists and non-pathologists in the meanings of various phrases used to express uncertainty; in addition, there were differences between different groups of clinicians on the meaning of several words. They suggest standardizing language to express uncertainty to improve communications between pathologists and clinicians.


32179675 The intelligent knife (iKnife) and its intraoperative diagnostic advantage for the treatment of cervical disease. Tzafetas M, Mitra A, Paraskevaidi M, Bodai Z, Kalliala I, Bowden S, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2020 Mar 31
Reason for interest: The Intelligent knife effectively distinguished cancer from noncancer tissue intraoperatively when compared to histology.