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May 2022 edition of Cytopathology

Dr Louise Smart BAC Executive member takes a look inside the latest edition of the Cytopathology journal

Apologies for the delay in the January and March printed issues of Cytopathology being sent to BAC members, but we are pleased to say that the problem has been resolved and the May issue of Cytopathology should be reaching you on time.

In his editorial, editor Philippe Vielh is delighted to announce the mini-series of articles by Colleen Vrbin, which focuses on how contributors to Cytopathology can best report their statistical data. 

The May issue presents the first of these articles, which gives helpful advice as to the amount and type of statistical information that authors should include when using tests that compare proportions, such as the chi-square test.

Continuing the theme of cytology standardised reporting, this month features a review article which investigates the importance of grading of pancreatobiliary lesions, the systems used and the feasibility of transitioning to the Papanicolaou system for reporting. The international system for classifying serous fluids is put to the test in a retrospective study by Straccia et al.

ROSE is back in the spotlight, with novel articles on deconvolution microscopy and simulation teaching of students, applied to the ROSE setting. This month we are also given an insight into the effects, positive as well as negative, of the Covid pandemic on the cervical screening programme in Wales.

That is just a taster of some of the original articles in the May issue and, as usual, there is an array of fascinating and rare case reports and enigma portal cases to enjoy.

Cytopathology continues to welcome manuscript submissions. From this year, the journal will be awarding the Mina Desai Award for Research Excellence, recognising authors of an outstanding paper, and those of you in a training or early career position, or within 5 years of appointment to a senior position, are now eligible to apply for the Mina Desai Early Career Investigator Award on submission of your article.