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In 1977 the Commission of the European Communities established a Mesothelioma Panel, which has as one of its basic objectives the standardisation of the pathological diagnosis of mesotheliomas, by exchange of information between members of national panels. The panel has achieved considerable progress in defining the diagnostic criteria for mesotheliomas, for devising a classification system and a scoring system concerning the confidence of diagnosis. Further work is required, particularly in developing a positive selective stain for mesothelial cells, in pursuing morphometric studies, and in evaluating dose/response information. The establishment of a communications system throughout the European Community via the members of the Mesothelioma Panel has been a valuable contribution to progress.

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Authors: JONES J S P, City Hospital, Department of Pathology, Nottingham (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14522 EN (1993) 32 pp., FS, ECU 6
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-4821-4
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