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A survey of reporting of colorectal cancer in Scotland: compliance with guidelines and effect of proforma reporting
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    Reply to Dr. G Stenhouse
    • Frank A Carey, Consultant Pathologist
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      • Yvonne L Woods

    The correspondent points out that the RCPath standards of 2007 were written for a symptomatic population. This is not specifically stated in the standards, which were written just as the UK pilots of FOB screening were concluding. The current proposed standards (2014) are still in draft stage. It seems clear however that it will apply equally to all cancers. The issue of the effect of preoperative therapy on reporting of...

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    Comment on 'A Survey of colorectal cancer in Scotland: compliance with guidelines and effect of proforma reporting'.

    Dear Editor,

    I entirely agree with the authors of 'A Survey of reporting of colorectal cancer in Scotland: compliance with guidelines and effect of proforma reporting'1 that proforma reporting should be standard across Scotland for reporting colorectal caner excision specimens. Although obvious, I feel it should be stated the 2007 RCPath dataset standards 2 were issued for a symptomatic population and, as stat...

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