Refining the ITBCC tumor budding scoring system with a "zero-budding" category in colorectal cancer.

Zlobec, Inti; Bächli, Melanie; Galuppini, Francesca; Berger, Martin D.; Dawson, Heather E.; Nagtegaal, Iris D; Lugli, Alessandro (2021). Refining the ITBCC tumor budding scoring system with a "zero-budding" category in colorectal cancer. (In Press). Virchows Archiv Springer 10.1007/s00428-021-03090-w

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Tumor budding scoring guidelines from the International Tumor Budding Consensus Conference (ITBCC) for colorectal cancer propose three groups: BD1 (0-4 buds/0.785 mm2), BD2 (5-9 buds/0.785 mm2), and BD3 (10 or more buds/0.785 mm2). Here, we investigate whether a fourth scoring category, namely zero buds, may have additional clinical relevance. The number of tumor buds/0.785 mm2 was scored in 959 cases. Those with zero tumor buds were considered BD0, while a new BD1 category of 1-4 buds was proposed. Associations of both scoring approaches with clinicopathological features were analyzed. Conventional ITBCC scoring showed expected associations with unfavorable histopathological prognostic factors. In total, 111/959 (11.6%) were BD0. A significant difference was found when BD0 was compared statistically to BD1 (1-4 buds) for pT, TNM, tumor grade, and lymphatic, venous, and perineural invasion (p < 0.01, all). Tumors with BD0 occur relatively frequently and contribute additional information on tumor behavior. BD0 should be considered for subsequent ITBCC guidelines.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Medical Oncology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology > Translational Research Unit

UniBE Contributor:

Zlobec, Inti; Bächli, Melanie; Berger, Martin Dave; Dawson, Heather and Lugli, Alessandro

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0945-6317

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rebeka Gerber

Date Deposited:

28 Sep 2021 08:38

Last Modified:

28 Sep 2021 08:38

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00428-021-03090-w

PubMed ID:

33843013

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Colorectal cancer Tumor budding

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/159238

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/159238

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