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Featured Article: Optimizing pathological assessment of breast cancer in Brazil: recommendations from a multidisciplinary working group on the tumor-tissue journey

In this review, authors present an outline of breast cancer epidemiology and challenges in diagnosis, with a particular focus on Brazil. They report the results of a multidisciplinary working group convened in May 2020 to discuss the barriers related to the journey of breast cancer samples in Brazil. The main issues for improving the journey and quality of breast cancer samples are grouped under four headings pertaining to education, communication, procedures in the operating room and sample transportation, and procedures in the pathology laboratory. This paper has been published jointly, upon invitation and consent, in both the Surgical and Experimental Pathology and the Mastology journals.

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  1. Authors: Daniel Abensur Athanazio, Maurício Bessa, José do Egypto Pereira Filho and Paulo Roberto Fontes Athanazio

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The publication costs for Surgical and Experimental Pathology are currently covered by the Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia and therefore no fees for article processing will be charged to authors whose articles are accepted for publication. 

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Surgical and Experimental Pathology publishes essential research in molecular and cellular pathology, physiopathology, biomarkers of disease mechanisms, clinic-pathological entities and predictive response to therapy, with a special focus on translational approaches. It also brings together research addressing animal models, new and comparative methods, and case collections for specific regions or ethnic groups. The journal explores the pathophysiological and pathogenetic mechanisms of human disease, and aims to bridge the gap between molecular investigation and daily practice in surgical pathology.

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Founded in 1954 and headquartered in São Paulo, Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia (SBP - Brazilian Society of Pathology) brings together specialists in pathology. The society is committed to providing professional, technical, and scientific support to its members. For more info, visit the SBP website.

About the Editor-in-Chief

Dr Soares (1)Dr Fernando Augusto Soares is a Full Professor at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and Head of the Department of Anatomic Pathology at D'Or Hospitals Network, São Paulo. He received his MD from the Faculty of Medicine at Santos and PhD from the University of São Paulo at Ribeirão Preto. He has extensive experience in pathology and is a senior investigator in several grants which have resulted in more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals. He is a former president of both the Brazilian Society of Pathology and the Latin American Society of Pathology.

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