Features to report

Author: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 19 December 2016, last major update July 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

Table of Contents
Definition / general
Cite this page: Features to report. website. Accessed October 18th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Surgical procedure
  • History of prior gastric surgery (recommended)
  • Anatomic site
  • Tumor histologic type and grade
  • Extent of tumor
  • Tumor size
  • Depth of invasion
  • Lymphovascular invasion
  • Perineural invasion (recommended)
  • Margin involvement (proximal, distal, radial); if negative, report distance of tumor to nearest margin
  • Lymph node involvement (total involved, total examined)
  • Tumor descriptors if indicated (m-multiple, r-recurrent, y-posttreatment)
  • HER2 status (if known, results pending)
  • Presence of distant metastasis (if known)
  • Other features (gastritis [Helicobacter pylori or other]), intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia (low grade, high grade), specific types of infection
  • See also, search "cancer protocols"