Invitation to review and comment on the draft datasets for Skin cancers developed by ICCR

2019.07.01. - 01:40

To the IAP divisions,


I am writing to invite the membership of your IAP division to review and provide comment on the following draft datasets for Skin cancers developed by the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting (ICCR):


  • Invasive melanoma - Second edition update
  • Merkel cell carcinoma


The ICCR has been formed to develop common, internationally standardised and evidence-based cancer datasets for surgical pathology specimens.  Using the best international approaches, and leveraging the knowledge and experience of world–leading pathologists, the ICCR aims to ensure that all cancer reports, will be of the same high quality; ensuring completeness, consistency, clarity, conciseness and above all, clinical utility.


The ICCR has published 31 cancer datasets to date. These datasets are posted to:


Your comment on the draft dataset is invited. The draft dataset is posted to:


The documents will be available for comment until Friday 9th August 2019.  To provide feedback on the draft datasets, email any comments directly to datasets@iccr-cancer.orgPlease include your name and country together with your comments.  In regard to your comments or suggested changes, please be as specific as possible, including any relevant background information and supporting evidence, including which section/element of the dataset that your comments pertain to. We understand there are different areas of expertise and we welcome all comments and feedback on these draft datasets from all specialists in Pathology.  It would be greatly appreciated if you disseminate this notification to any other interested parties.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below or Meagan Judge, Project Manager at




Gina Green

ICCR Project Management Officer