Draft classification 5th Edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours Haematolymphoid
A draft classification for the 5th Edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours Haematolymphoid "bluebook" has been placed by the International Association for Research in Cancer (IARC), the WHO publishers, for online consultation on its website. Please see the link below. This link includes instructions on how to provide direct feedback and comment on the proposed classification.
A second link has been provided regarding FAQs about IARC and the process of producing the new 5th Edition books. In the past 2 years these have included 5th Editions of Breast, GIT, Female Genital Tumours, Thoracic and Soft Tissue Tumours. IARC has reassured the IAC that the editorial and writing process of the 5th edition WHO Classification of Tumours, including the Hematolymphoid volume, are run on principles of inclusivity and that any feedback and advice provided by any individuals or organizations will be considered by the Editorial Board.
The IAC is currently sharing a project with IARC, that is developing and publishing four international cytopathology reporting systems for lung, pancreaticobiliary, lymph node and soft tissue.
The FAQs are also on the website: