Value, Limitations, and Recommendations for Grading of Canine Cutaneous Mast Cell Tumors: A Consensus of the Oncology-Pathology Working Group

Davide Berlato, Julie Bulman-Fleming, Craig A. Clifford, Laura Garrett, Joanne Intile, Pamela Jones, Debra A. Kamstock, Julius M. Liptak, Alana Pavuk, Roger Powell, Roberta Rasotto

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Abstract

One of the primary objectives of the Oncology Pathology Working Group (OPWG), a joint initiative of the Veterinary Cancer Society and the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, is for oncologists and pathologists to collaboratively generate consensus documents to standardize aspects and provide guidelines for oncologic pathology. Consensus is established through review of relevant peer-reviewed literature relative to a subgroup’s particular focus. In this article, the authors provide a critical review of the current literature for grading of canine cutaneous mast cell tumors, suggest guidelines for reporting, and provide recommendations for its clinical interpretation. The article mainly focuses on histologic grading, but relevant information on mitotic count and cytological grading are also discussed. This document represents the opinions of the working group and the authors but does not constitute a formal endorsement by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or the Veterinary Cancer Society.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalVeterinary pathology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • cancer
  • dogs
  • grading
  • mast cell tumor
  • oncology
  • pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)

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