Interdisciplinarity and Guidelines in Tumor Pathology


Quality and success of clinical oncology depend largely on interdisciplinary interaction of pathology and clinics.

Therefore, international guidelines are the basis for the diagnosis of various tumor types at Virchow Laboratories – Institute of Pathology - Shanghai EAST Hospital - Tongji University Institute. In addition, obliging SOPs for the macroscopy, the laboratory work-up and the microscopic findings are applied. The guidelines used are always based on the TNM/UICC system in combination with the WHO classification. Therefore, for each tumor entity, the special diagnostic recommendations of the respective societies are considered.

The high diagnostic standard is also assured by numerous interdisciplinary clinical-pathological conferences discussing all new cancer cases and all difficult diseases. If necessary national and international experts are involved in the procedure of finding the correct diagnosis and optimal therapy.