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The Japanese Society of Pathology Practical Guidelines on the handling of pathological tissue samples for cancer genomic medicine

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Title: The Japanese Society of Pathology Practical Guidelines on the handling of pathological tissue samples for cancer genomic medicine
Authors: Hatanaka, Yutaka Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kuwata, Takeshi Browse this author
Morii, Eiichi Browse this author
Kanai, Yae Browse this author
Ichikawa, Hitoshi Browse this author
Kubo, Takashi Browse this author
Hatanaka, Kanako C. Browse this author
Sakai, Kazuko Browse this author
Nishio, Kazuto Browse this author
Fujii, Satoshi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Okamoto, Wataru Browse this author
Yoshino, Takayuki Browse this author
Ochiai, Atsushi Browse this author
Oda, Yoshinao Browse this author
Keywords: cancer genomic medicine
gene panel testing
next-generation sequencing
sample processing
Issue Date: 9-Nov-2021
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Journal Title: Pathology international
Volume: 71
Issue: 11
Start Page: 725
End Page: 740
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/pin.13170
Abstract: Clinical cancer genomic testing based on next-generation sequencing can help select genotype-matched therapy and provide diagnostic and prognostic information. Pathological tissue from malignant tumors obtained during routine practice are frequently used for genomic testing. This article is aimed to standardize the proper handling of pathological specimens in practice for genomic medicine based on the findings established in "Guidelines on the handling of pathological tissue samples for genomic medicine (in Japanese)" published by The Japanese Society of Pathology (JSP) in 2018. The two-part practical guidelines are based on empirical data analyses; Part 1 describes the standard preanalytic operating procedures for tissue collection, processing, and storage of formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) samples, while Part 2 describes the assessment and selection of FFPE samples appropriate for genomic testing, typically conducted by a pathologist. The guidelines recommend that FFPE sample blocks be used within 3 years from preparation, and the tumor content should be >= 30% (minimum 20%). The empirical data were obtained from clinical studies performed by the JSP in collaboration with leading Japanese cancer genome research projects. The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) recommended to comply with the JSP practical guidelines in implementing cancer genomic testing under the national health insurance system in over 200 MHLW-designated core and cooperative cancer genome medicine hospitals in Japan.
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