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Mast cell tumors--grading system

    • 26 posts
    September 17, 2012 4:59 PM EDT

    A new system for grading mast cell tumors in dogs has been proposed. Instead of grades I, II and III--many pathologists are recommending using a low vs high grade system ( in conjunction with the mast cell proliferation panel--c-kit mutation, Ki67, AgNOR, c-kit pattern, +/- PCNA.

    What are your thoughts on this new system? Have you been getting biopsy reports with both grading systems? Do you have any questions about this proposed new grading system?