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Virchows Archiv

Virchows Archiv

European Journal of Pathology

Editor-in-Chief: Daniela Massi

ISSN: 0945-6317 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-2307 (electronic version)

Journal no. 428

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Daniela Massi, Florence, Italy

Senior Editorial Consultant
Fred T. Bosman, Lausanne, Switzerland

Associate Editors
Irene Esposito, Düsseldorf, Germany
Masashi Fukayama, Tokyo, Japan
Sigurd F. Lax, Graz, Austria 
Leticia Quintanilla-Martinez, Tübingen, Germany
Ales Ryska, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Laura J. Tafe, Lebanon, NH, USA

Editorial Consultants Ex Officio ESP
Pierre Bedossa, Paris, France
Ilmo Leivo, Helsinki, Finland
Marco Santucci, Florence, Italy

Past Editors
N. Volkan Adsay, Atlanta, GA, USA
Maria de Fátima Carneiro, Porto, Portugal
Manfred Dietel, Berlin, Germany
Vincenzo Eusebi, Bologna, Italy
Heinz Höfler, Munich, Germany
Günter Klöppel, Munich, Germany
Hans Kreipe, Hannover, Germany
Han van Krieken, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Sunil Lakhani, Brisbane, Australia
Cord Langner, Graz, Austria 
Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Porto, Portugal

Editorial Board
Abbas Agaimy, Erlangen, Germany
Kerstin Amann, Erlangen, Germany
Thomas Brenn, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reinhard Büttner, Bonn, Germany
John K.C. Chan, Hong Kong, SAR China
Beatrix Cochand-Priollet, Paris, France
Jane Dahlstrom, Adelaide, Australia
Ben Davidson, Oslo, Norway
Ronald de Krijger, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Laurence de Leval, Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael den Bakker, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Joachim Diebold, Lucerne, Switzerland
Arzu Ensari, Ankara, Turkey
Fabio Facchetti, Brescia, Italy
Falko Fend, Tübingen, Germany
Jean-Francois Flejou, Paris, France
Christopher Fletcher, Boston, MA, USA
Maria Pia Foschini, Bologna, Italy
Toru Furukawa, Sendai, Japan
Ondrej Hes, Plzen, Czech Republic
Jason L. Hornick, Boston, MA, USA
Shu Ichihara, Nagoya, Japan
Thomas Kirchner, Munich, Germany
David Klimstra, New York, NY, USA
Janina Kulka, Budapest, Hungary
Ryoji Kushima, Ōtsu, Japan
Alexander Lazar, Houston, TX, USA
Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Cordoba, Spain
Claudio Luchini, Verona, Italy
Rami Mahfouz, Beirut, Lebanon
Xavier Matias-Guiu, Barcelona, Spain
Thomas Mentzel, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Markku Miettinen, Bethesda, MD, USA
Holger Moch, Zürich, Switzerland
Rodolfo Montironi, Ancona, Italy
George Netto, Birmingham, AL, USA
Carlos Ortiz-Hidalgo, Mexico City, Mexico
Mauro Papotti, Turin, Italy
Giuseppe Pelosi, Milan, Italy
Aurel Perren, Bern, Switzerland
Guido Rindi, Rome, Italy
Christoph Röcken, Kiel, Germany
Andreas Rosenwald, Würzburg, Germany
Anna Sapino, Turin, Italy
Aldo Scarpa, Verona, Italy
Peter Schirmacher, Heidelberg, Germany
Tomas Slavik, Pretoria, South Africa
Kurt Werner Schmid, Essen, Germany
Fernando Schmitt, Porto, Portugal
Puay-Hoon Tan, Singapore
Tibor Tot, Falun, Sweden
Toyonori Tsuzuki, Nagakute, Japan
Marc van de Vijver, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Zsuzsanna Varga, Zürich, Switzerland
Giuseppe Viale, Milan, Italy
Akihiko Yoshida, Tokyo, Japan
Giuseppe Zamboni, Verona, Italy
Nina Zidar, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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    The Official Journal of the European Society of Pathology

    Mission statement: To advance the scientific basis of human pathology by the publication (encouragement and dissemination) of high quality research (including molecular and translational studies) and thereby contribute to patient care.

    Manuscripts of original studies reinforcing the evidence base of modern diagnostic pathology, using immunocytochemical, molecular and ultrastructural techniques, will be welcomed. In addition, papers on critical evaluation of diagnostic criteria but also broadsheets and guidelines with a solid evidence base will be considered. Consideration will also be given to reports of work in other fields relevant to the understanding of human pathology as well as manuscripts on the application of new methods and techniques in pathology. Submission of purely experimental articles is discouraged but manuscripts on experimental work applicable to diagnostic pathology are welcomed. Biomarker studies are welcomed but need to abide by strict rules (e.g. REMARK) of adequate sample size and relevant marker choice. Single marker studies on limited patient series without validated application will as a rule not be considered. Case reports will only be considered when they provide substantial new information with an impact on understanding disease or diagnostic practice.

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