The INHAND Project (International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria for Lesions) is a joint initiative of the STP, ESTP, BSTP and JSTP to develop an internationally accepted nomenclature for proliferative and non-proliferative lesions in laboratory animals.
The Nonproliferative and Proliferative Lesions of the Rat and Mouse Hematolymphoid System is now available - to access a copy, login to the members only area of the BSTP website and click on INHAND
The non-rodent species documents are progressing into membership review.
Because the various rodent systems have been published over several years, some common terms used in pathology were not consistent across the organ systems. For example, some systems used “thrombus” and some used “thrombosis”. The Global Editorial and Steering Committee (GESC) undertook a comprehensive review across all rodent organ systems. Modifications to provide better consistency were recommended and reviewed by the rodent organ working groups. In addition, an effort was made to harmonize with the ongoing SEND (Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data) initiative with the FDA.
The updates to the terms across all rodent organ systems can be seen by accessing goRENI then by clicking on the “Post-publ. changes” under “goRENI members” on the left side of the page.
If you need assistance with access to the goRENI system, please contact Rupert Kellner (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have comments you would like to convey directly to the GESC, please contact the chair of the Charlotte Keenan (email@example.com).