Pathology Committee

The EpSSG Pathology committee leads on the histological classification of sarcomas with systematic review of all sarcomas enrolled on the different clinical studies and trials. The aims of histological review are:
- improving the diagnostic reproducibility among the countries, especially for rare entities
-providing uniform reports with collection of data (morphologic, molecular and immunohistochemical) important for future analyses.
In the current FAR-RMS trial, the pathology committee has a critical role, in creating a repository of virtual slides of all rhabdomyosarcomas enrolled in the trial, This is of fundamental importance for the histological-molecular correlation, and for identifying novel clinically significant subtypes.
The Pathology Committee closely collaborates with the Biology Committee in order to identify potential morphologic/immunohistochemical surrogates of molecular alterations important for future therapeutic strategies.

Members of the committee have also contribute to the First New WHO classificationof paediatric soft tissue tumors and the IC3R committee to define diagnostic dataset for sarcomas

Contact information chair

Dr. Alaggio Rita
Department of Pathology, Bambino Gesù Hospital,
Rome, Italy
Current Members
Rita AlaggioItalyServizio Anatomia Patologica, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, Rome
Edmund CheesmanUKDepartment of Paediatric Histopathology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Anna Kelsey UKDepartment of Paediatric Histopathology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Laura Hiemcke-Jiwa /Flucke UtaNetherlandsPrincess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology, Utrecht
Marie Karanian FranceCentre Léon Bérard, département d'anatomopathologie
Svetlana Tafjord NorwayDepartment of Pathology, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet
Marta Garrido Pontnou SpainDepartment of Pathology, Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona
Luisa SantoroItalyIstituto di Anatomia Patologica, University of Padua
Osnat Sher IsraelBone and Soft Tissue Pathology Division, Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv