At the request from the President Elect of the IAC, Dr Andrew Field, the ASC is passing on this link to all of our members.
It is important that the IAC Breast Group gets international feedback from the broader cytology community on the draft stages of the development to this reporting system.
Breast FNAB Cytology Reporting System (IAC Yokohama)
Breast FNAB cytology has a long history of providing accurate rapid and cost effective diagnoses of palpable and impalpable breast lesions.
It is one of the most common FNAB performed in the world, especially in developing countries, but has faced challenges in recent times related to the use of core needle biopsies.
There have been many advances in the diagnostic workup of breast lesions since the NCI meeting in 1996 in breast cytology, imaging and the management of breast lesions.
In this setting, the IAC brought a group of expert cytopathologists, radiologists and clinicians together to develop a Breast FNAB Reporting System and they met for the first time in Yokohama at the ICC in 2016.
This Group has developed a reporting system and a questionnaire has been created to seek the opinions of the international cytopathology community on the draft stage of the system.
We thank Dan Kurtycz for his assistance and the University of Wisconsin for hosting the questionnaire on their website.
We would encourage all cytopathologists and cytotechnicians to provide feedback to the Group by completing this survey.
It may appear long, but many of the questions are simple ‘yes/no’.
There are ample opportunities for more detailed input.
We look forward to reviewing the findings of the survey and the specific comments. These will inform the Group and the final Yokohama IAC Breast FNAB Reporting System.
The survey will close on June 30.
IAC Breast Group.
The following 2 articles are well worth a read (Each .pdf file will open up in a new window you can close to get back).