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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643793/genomic-rearrangements-in-sporadic-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-an-evolving-genetic-story
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Stephen J Murphy, Simone B Terra, Faye R Harris, Aqsa Nasir, Jesse S Voss, James B Smadbeck, Sarah H Johnson, Vishnu Serla, Jay H Ryu, Eunhee S Yi, Benjamin R Kipp, George Vasmatzis, Eva M Carmona
Sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a progressive pulmonary cystic disease resulting from the infiltration of smooth muscle-like lymphangioleiomyomatosis cells into the lung. The migratory/metastasizing properties of the lymphangioleiomyomatosis cell together with the presence of somatic mutations, primarily in the tuberous sclerosis complex gene (TSC2), lead many to consider this a low-grade malignancy. As malignant tumors characteristically accumulate somatic structural variations, which have not been well studied in sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis, we utilized mate pair sequencing to define structural variations within laser capture microdissected enriched lymphangioleiomyomatosis cell populations from five sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis patients...
June 23, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643792/smarca4-deficient-thoracic-sarcoma-a-distinctive-clinicopathological-entity-with-undifferentiated-rhabdoid-morphology-and-aggressive-behavior
#2
Jennifer L Sauter, Rondell P Graham, Brandon T Larsen, Sarah M Jenkins, Anja C Roden, Jennifer M Boland
A distinct subset of thoracic sarcomas with undifferentiated rhabdoid morphology and SMARCA4 inactivation has recently been described, and potential targeted therapy for SMARC-deficient tumors is emerging. We sought to validate the clinicopathological features of SMARCA4-deficient thoracic sarcomas. Clinicopathological information was gathered for 40 undifferentiated thoracic tumors with rhabdoid morphology (mediastinum (n=18), lung (n=14), pleura (n=8)). Thymic carcinomas (n=11) were used as a comparison group...
June 23, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643791/ewsr1-fusion-proteins-mediate-pax7-expression-in-ewing-sarcoma
#3
Gregory W Charville, Wei-Lien Wang, Davis R Ingram, Angshumoy Roy, Dafydd Thomas, Rajiv M Patel, Jason L Hornick, Matt van de Rijn, Alexander J Lazar
PAX7 is a paired-box transcription factor that is required for the developmental specification of adult skeletal muscle progenitors in mice. We previously demonstrated PAX7 expression as a marker of skeletal muscle differentiation in rhabdomyosarcoma. Here, using analyses of published whole-genome gene expression microarray data, we identify PAX7 as a gene with significantly increased expression in Ewing sarcoma in comparison to CIC-DUX4 round cell sarcoma. Analysis of PAX7 in a large cohort of 103 Ewing sarcoma cases by immunohistochemistry revealed expression in 99...
June 23, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621322/reliability-of-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocyte-and-tertiary-lymphoid-structure-assessment-in-human-breast-cancer
#4
Laurence Buisseret, Christine Desmedt, Soizic Garaud, Marco Fornili, Xiaoxiao Wang, Gert Van den Eyden, Alexandre de Wind, Sebastien Duquenne, Anais Boisson, Celine Naveaux, Francoise Rothé, Sandrine Rorive, Christine Decaestecker, Denis Larsimont, Martine Piccart-Gebhart, Elia Biganzoli, Christos Sotiriou, Karen Willard-Gallo
The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL), reflecting host immune activity, is frequently correlated with better clinical outcomes, particularly in HER2-positive and triple-negative breast cancer. Recent findings suggest that organization of immune infiltrates in tertiary lymphoid structures also has a beneficial effect on survival. This study investigated inter- and intra-observer variation in TIL assessment using conventional hematoxylin-eosin versus immunohistochemical staining to identify immune cells...
June 16, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621321/bcor-is-a-robust-diagnostic-immunohistochemical-marker-of-genetically-diverse-high-grade-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma-including-tumors-exhibiting-variant-morphology
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Sarah Chiang, Cheng-Han Lee, Colin J R Stewart, Esther Oliva, Lien N Hoang, Rola H Ali, Martee L Hensley, Javier A Arias-Stella, Denise Frosina, Achim A Jungbluth, Ryma Benayed, Marc Ladanyi, Meera Hameed, Lu Wang, Yu-Chien Kao, Cristina R Antonescu, Robert A Soslow
Recognition of high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma is important because of its aggressive clinical behavior. Morphologic features of YWHAE-NUTM2 high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma may overlap with other uterine sarcoma types. BCOR immunoexpression was studied in these tumors and their morphologic mimics to assess its diagnostic utility. BCOR immunohistochemical staining was performed on archival tissue from 28 high-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas with classic morphology (20 YWHAE-NUTM2, 5 ZC3H7B-BCOR, 3 BCOR-ZC3H7B), 3 high-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas with unusual morphology and unknown gene rearrangement status, 66 low-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas, 21 endometrial stromal nodules, 38 uterine leiomyosarcomas, and 19 uterine leiomyomas...
June 16, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621320/genomic-analysis-of-follicular-dendritic-cell-sarcoma-by-molecular-inversion-probe-array-reveals-tumor-suppressor-driven-biology
#6
Erica F Andersen, Christian N Paxton, Dennis P O'Malley, Abner Louissaint, Jason L Hornick, Gabriel K Griffin, Yuri Fedoriw, Young S Kim, Lawrence M Weiss, Sherrie L Perkins, Sarah T South
Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma is a rare malignant neoplasm of dendritic cell origin that is currently poorly characterized by genetic studies. To investigate whether recurrent genomic alterations may underlie the biology of follicular dendritic cell sarcoma and to identify potential contributory regions and genes, molecular inversion probe array analysis was performed on 14 independent formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded samples. Abnormal genomic profiles were observed in 11 out of 14 (79%) cases. The majority showed extensive genomic complexity that was predominantly represented by hemizygous losses affecting multiple chromosomes...
June 16, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621319/foxa2-is-a-sensitive-and-specific-marker-for-small-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-prostate
#7
Jung Wook Park, John K Lee, Owen N Witte, Jiaoti Huang
The median survival of patients with small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma is significantly shorter than that of patients with classic acinar-type adenocarcinoma. Small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma is traditionally diagnosed based on histologic features because expression of current immunohistochemical markers is inconsistent. This is a challenging diagnosis even for expert pathologists and particularly so for pathologists who do not specialize in prostate cancer. New biomarkers to aid in the diagnosis of small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma are therefore urgently needed...
June 16, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621318/natural-killer-like-signature-observed-post-therapy-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-is-a-determinant-of-pathological-response-and-improved-survival
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Matthew Alderdice, Philip D Dunne, Aidan J Cole, Paul G O'Reilly, Darragh G McArt, Vicky Bingham, Marc-Aurel Fuchs, Stephen McQuaid, Maurice B Loughrey, Graeme I Murray, Leslie M Samuel, Mark Lawler, Richard H Wilson, Manuel Salto-Tellez, Vicky M Coyle
Around 12-15% of patients with locally advanced rectal cancer undergo a pathologically complete response (tumor regression grade 4) to long-course preoperative chemoradiotherapy; the remainder exhibit a spectrum of tumor regression (tumor regression grade 1-3). Understanding therapy-related transcriptional alterations may enable better prediction of response as measured by progression-free and overall survival, in addition to aiding the development of improved strategies based on the underlying biology of the disease...
June 16, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621317/p16-immunohistochemistry-in-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-comparison-of-antibody-clones-using-patient-outcomes-and-high-risk-human-papillomavirus-rna-status
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Jeremy Shelton, Bibianna M Purgina, Nicole A Cipriani, William D Dupont, Dale Plummer, James S Lewis
High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas have a more favorable prognosis than HPV-negative ones. p16 immunohistochemistry has been recommended as a prognostic test in clinical practice. Several p16 antibodies are available, and their performance has not been directly compared. We evaluated three commercially available p16 antibody clones (E6H4, JC8 and G175-405) utilizing 199 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma from a tissue microarray, read by three pathologists with three different cutoffs for positivity: any staining, >50% and >75%...
June 16, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548129/central-pathology-review-with-two-stage-quality-assurance-for-pathological-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-the-artemis-trial
#10
Jeremy St John Thomas, Elena Provenzano, Louise Hiller, Janet Dunn, Clare Blenkinsop, Louise Grybowicz, Anne-Laure Vallier, Ioannis Gounaris, Jean Abraham, Luke Hughes-Davies, Karen McAdam, Stephen Chan, Rizvana Ahmad, Tamas Hickish, Stephen Houston, Daniel Rea, Carlos Caldas, John Ms Bartlett, David Allan Cameron, Richard Laurence Hayward, Helena Margaret Earl
The ARTemis Trial tested standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy±bevacizumab in the treatment of HER2-negative early breast cancer. We compare data from central pathology review with report review and also the reporting behavior of the two central pathologists. Eight hundred women with HER2-negative early invasive breast cancer were recruited. Response to chemotherapy was assessed from local pathology reports for pathological complete response in breast and axillary lymph nodes. Sections from the original core biopsy and surgical excision were centrally reviewed by one of two trial pathologists blinded to the local pathology reports...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548128/genomic-profiling-of-breast-secretory-carcinomas-reveals-distinct-genetics-from-other-breast-cancers-and-similarity-to-mammary-analog-secretory-carcinomas
#11
Gregor Krings, Nancy M Joseph, Gregory R Bean, David Solomon, Courtney Onodera, Eric Talevich, Iwei Yeh, James P Grenert, Elizabeth Hosfield, Emily D Crawford, Richard C Jordan, Annemieke van Zante, Charles Zaloudek, Sandra J Shin, Yunn-Yi Chen
Secretory carcinomas of the breast are rare tumors with distinct histologic features, recurrent t(12;15)(p13;q25) translocation resulting in ETV6-NTRK3 gene fusion and indolent clinical behavior. Mammary analog secretory carcinomas arising in other sites are histopathologically similar to the breast tumors and also harbor ETV6-NTRK3 fusions. Breast secretory carcinomas are often triple (estrogen and progesterone receptor, HER2) negative with a basal-like immunophenotype. However, genomic studies are lacking, and whether these tumors share genetic features with other basal and/or triple negative breast cancers is unknown...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548127/mismatch-repair-deficiency-commonly-precedes-adenoma-formation-in-lynch-syndrome-associated-colorectal-tumorigenesis
#12
Shigeki Sekine, Taisuke Mori, Reiko Ogawa, Masahiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Yoshida, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Takeshi Nakajima, Kokichi Sugano, Teruhiko Yoshida, Mamoru Kato, Eisaku Furukawa, Atsushi Ochiai, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka
Lynch syndrome is a cancer predisposition syndrome caused by germline mutations in mismatch repair (MMR) genes. MMR deficiency is a ubiquitous feature of Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal adenocarcinomas; however, it remains unclear when the MMR-deficient phenotype is acquired during tumorigenesis. To probe this issue, the present study examined genetic alterations and MMR statuses in Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal adenomas and adenocarcinomas, in comparison with sporadic adenomas. Among the Lynch syndrome-associated colorectal tumors, 68 of 86 adenomas (79%) and all adenocarcinomas were MMR-deficient, whereas all the sporadic adenomas were MMR-proficient, as determined by microsatellite instability testing and immunohistochemistry for MMR proteins...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548126/microrna-dysregulation-in-the-tumor-microenvironment-influences-the-phenotype-of-pancreatic-cancer
#13
Eva Karamitopoulou, Stefan Haemmig, Ulrich Baumgartner, Cornelia Schlup, Martin Wartenberg, Erik Vassella
Cellular interactions in the tumor microenvironment influence neoplastic progression in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. One underlying mechanism is the induction of the prognostically unfavorable epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-like tumor budding. Our aim is to explore the expression of microRNAs implicated in the regulation of tumor budding focusing on the microenvironment of the invasive front. To this end, RNA from laser-capture-microdissected material of the main tumor, tumor buds, juxta-tumoral stroma, tumor-remote stroma, and non-neoplastic pancreatic parenchyma from pancreatic cancer cases with (n=7) and without (n=6) tumor budding was analyzed by qRT-PCR for the expression of a panel of miRNAs that are known to be implicated in the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, including miR-21, miR-183, miR-200b, miR-200c, miR-203, miR-205, miR-210, and miR-217...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548125/next-generation-sequencing-based-molecular-characterization-of-primary-urinary-bladder-adenocarcinoma
#14
Somak Roy, Dinesh Pradhan, Wayne L Ernst, Stephanie Mercurio, Yana Najjar, Rahul Parikh, Anil V Parwani, Reetesh K Pai, Rajiv Dhir, Marina N Nikiforova
Primary bladder adenocarcinoma is a rare and aggressive tumor with poor clinical outcomes and no standard of care therapy. Molecular biology of this tumor is unknown due to the lack of comprehensive molecular profiling studies. The study aimed to identify genomic alterations of clinical and therapeutic significance using next-generation sequencing and compare genomic profile of primary bladder adenocarcinoma with that of high-grade urothelial carcinoma and colorectal adenocarcinoma. A cohort of 15 well-characterized primary bladder adenocarcinoma was subjected to targeted next-generation sequencing for the identification of mutations and copy-number changes in 51 cancer-related genes...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548124/oligomonocytic-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia-without-absolute-monocytosis-displays-a-similar-clinicopathologic-and-mutational-profile-to-classical-chronic-myelomonocytic-leukemia
#15
Julia T Geyer, Wayne Tam, Yen-Chun Liu, Zhengming Chen, Sa A Wang, Carlos Bueso-Ramos, Jean Oak, Daniel A Arber, Eric Hsi, Heesun J Rogers, Katherine Levinson, Adam Bagg, Duane C Hassane, Robert P Hasserjian, Attilio Orazi
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia is characterized by persistent absolute monocytosis (≥1 × 10(9)/l) in the peripheral blood and dysplasia in ≥1 lineages. In the absence of dysplasia, an acquired clonal genetic abnormality is required or causes for reactive monocytosis have to be excluded. Oligomonocytic chronic myelomonocytic leukemia showing increased monocytes but no absolute monocytosis in the peripheral blood occurs occasionally. These cases are likely classified as myelodysplastic syndrome or myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm, unclassifiable...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548123/infrequently-expressed-mirnas-in-colorectal-cancer-tissue-and-tumor-molecular-phenotype
#16
Martha L Slattery, Frances Y Lee, Andrew J Pellatt, Lila E Mullany, John R Stevens, Wade S Samowitz, Roger K Wolff, Jennifer S Herrick
We have previously shown that commonly expressed miRNAs influenced tumor molecular phenotype in colorectal cancer. We hypothesize that infrequently expressed miRNAs, when showing higher levels of expression, help to define tumor molecular phenotype. In this study, we examine 304 miRNAs expressed in at least 30 individuals, but in <50% of the population and with a mean level of expression above 1.0 relative florescent unit. We examine associations in 1893 individuals who have the tumor molecular phenotype data as well as miRNA expression levels for both carcinoma and normal colorectal tissue...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548122/recommendations-for-reporting-tumor-budding-in-colorectal-cancer-based-on-the-international-tumor-budding-consensus-conference-itbcc-2016
#17
Alessandro Lugli, Richard Kirsch, Yoichi Ajioka, Fred Bosman, Gieri Cathomas, Heather Dawson, Hala El Zimaity, Jean-François Fléjou, Tine Plato Hansen, Arndt Hartmann, Sanjay Kakar, Cord Langner, Iris Nagtegaal, Giacomo Puppa, Robert Riddell, Ari Ristimäki, Kieran Sheahan, Thomas Smyrk, Kenichi Sugihara, Benoît Terris, Hideki Ueno, Michael Vieth, Inti Zlobec, Phil Quirke
Tumor budding is a well-established independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer but a standardized method for its assessment has been lacking. The primary aim of the International Tumor Budding Consensus Conference (ITBCC) was to reach agreement on an international, evidence-based standardized scoring system for tumor budding in colorectal cancer. The ITBCC included nine sessions with presentations, a pre-meeting survey and an e-book covering the key publications on tumor budding in colorectal cancer...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548121/ebv-negative-aggressive-nk-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-a-clinical-and-pathological-study-from-a-single-institution
#18
Juehua Gao, Amir Behdad, Peng Ji, Kristy L Wolniak, Olga Frankfurt, Yi-Hua Chen
Aggressive natural killer (NK)-cell leukemia/lymphoma is a systemic NK-cell neoplasm that preferentially affects Asians with a fulminant clinical course and is almost always associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). The data on EBV-negative aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma are limited. Here we report a series of three patients (two Caucasians, one African-American) with EBV-negative aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma from a single institution, including a case diagnosed on post-mortem examination. Similar to EBV-positive aggressive NK-cell leukemia/lymphoma, our patients presented with constitutional symptoms and hepatosplenomegaly, and followed a highly aggressive clinical course...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548120/early-barrett-esophagus-related-neoplasia-in-segments-1%C3%A2-cm-or-longer-is-always-associated-with-intestinal-metaplasia
#19
Benjamin Michael Allanson, Jessica Bonavita, Bob Mirzai, Tze Sheng Khor, Spiro C Raftopoulos, Willem Bastiaan de Boer, Ian S Brown, Marian Priyanthi Kumarasinghe
The assumption that intestinal metaplasia is a prerequisite for intraepithelial neoplasia/dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in the distal esophagus has been challenged by observations of adenocarcinoma without associated intestinal metaplasia. This study describes our experience of intestinal metaplasia in association with early Barrett neoplasia in distal esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. We reviewed the first endoscopic mucosal resection of 139 patients with biopsy-proven neoplasia. In index endoscopic mucosal resection, 110/139 (79%) cases showed intestinal metaplasia...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548119/magee-equation-3-predicts-pathologic-response-to-neoadjuvant-systemic-chemotherapy-in-estrogen-receptor-positive-her2-negative-equivocal-breast-tumors
#20
Daniel J Farrugia, Alessandra Landmann, Li Zhu, Emilia J Diego, Ronald R Johnson, Marguerite Bonaventura, Atilla Soran, David J Dabbs, Beth Z Clark, Shannon L Puhalla, Rachel C Jankowitz, Adam M Brufsky, Barry C Lembersky, Gretchen M Ahrendt, Priscilla F McAuliffe, Rohit Bhargava
Magee Equations were derived as an inexpensive, rapid alternative to Oncotype DX. The Magee Equation 3 utilizes immunohistochemical and FISH data for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), HER2 and Ki-67 for its calculation (24.30812+ERIHC × (-0.02177)+PRIHC × (-0.02884)+(0 for HER2 negative, 1.46495 for equivocal, 12.75525 for HER2 positive)+Ki-67 × 0.18649). We hypothesize that Magee Equation 3 scores from pre-therapy core biopsy can predict response to neoadjuvant systemic chemotherapy. A prospectively-maintained database of patients who received neoadjuvant systemic therapy from 2010 to 2014 at a single institution was retrospectively reviewed...
May 26, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
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