Classification of Murine Gastrointestinal Tumors

The following standards for histological assessment came out of the MMHCC-sponsored symposium, "Mouse Models of Intestinal Neoplasia", convened at the Jackson Laboratories with the purpose of bringing specialists together to examine GEM with intestinal neoplasia systematically. The meeting was designed to allow a panel including 7 pathologists and 4 basic scientists to examine and describe the morphology of intestinal neoplasia in GEM, to develop standardized nomenclature for these lesions, to develop recommendations for histologic handling of intestinal tissues from GEM, and to compare the morphology of colorectal lesions from GEM to human colorectal neoplasia.

Nomenclature for Histologic Assessment of Intestinal Tumors in the Rodent