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Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877075/microsatellite-instability-a-predictive-biomarker-for-cancer-immunotherapy
#1
Liisa Chang, Minna Chang, Hanna M Chang, Fuju Chang
Immunotherapy has shown promising results in various types of cancers. Checkpoint inhibitor drugs developed for cancer immunotherapy have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for patients with advanced melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer, renal cell carcinoma, bladder cancers, and refractory Hodgkin lymphoma. In the latest announcement, the FDA has granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab for pediatric and adult patients with microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair-deficient solid tumors...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877074/gata3-immunohistochemical-staining-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-diagnostic-utility-in-differentiating-classic-hodgkin-lymphoma-from-nodular-lymphocyte-predominant-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-other-mimicking-entities
#2
Brie Kezlarian, Mohammad Alhyari, Girish Venkataraman, Kristin Karner, Kedar V Inamdar, Madhu P Menon
BACKGROUND: Classic Hodgkin lymphoma (CHL) and nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL) are clinically distinct entities, with different prognostic and treatment implications. In addition, several large B-cell lymphomas and some T-cell lymphomas can mimic CHL. Differentiating these entities from CHL is crucial for ensuring appropriate therapy. GATA3 is a T-cell transcription factor involved in T-cell maturation and has been previously shown to be overexpressed in CHL cells via gene expression profiling...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877073/erg1-immunohistochemistry-relevance-for-lymph-node-histiocytosis
#3
Adriana Handra-Luca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877072/does-differentiated-squamous-intraepithelial-neoplasia-occur-in-the-cervix
#4
Kien T Mai
BACKGROUND: Invasive cervical cell squamous carcinoma (ICC) classically develops from high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia of usual type (uCIN). Differentiated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (dCIN) analogue to differentiated vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia has not been described in the cervix. METHODS: A pilot case of ICC developing from dCIN with atypia limited to the basal/parabasal layers, focally associated with neoplastic spread above the parabasal layer (usual-like CIN pattern or u-like CIN) was identified...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877071/uncommon-localization-of-extrarenal-xp11-2-translocation-associated-renal-cell-carcinoma-rcc-case-report
#5
Jaudah Ahmed Al-Maghrabi, Mohamad Nidal Khabaz
The World Health Organization has recognized Xp11.2 translocation-associated renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as a distinct neoplasm that arises within the kidney. Although many reports of extrarenal carcinoma may be found in the literature, to the best of our knowledge, Xp11 translocation-associated RCC with intact kidneys has not been documented. This report describes a multilobulated right retroperitoneal soft tissue mass (7.9×5.3×12.6 cm) of a 37-year-old man complaining of abdominal pain in the right side...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877070/effects-of-hydrochloric-acid-and-formic-acid-decalcification-on-breast-tumor-biomarkers-and-her2-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization
#6
Beth Z Clark, Jennifer M Yoest, Agnieszka Onisko, David J Dabbs
Biomarker analysis of metastatic breast carcinoma (MBC) is routinely recommended by ASCO/CAP guidelines, and establishing a diagnosis of MBC often requires immunohistochemistry (IHC). The reliability of breast tumor biomarkers and breast-specific markers on decalcified tissues has not been extensively studied. We performed IHC studies on breast tumors exposed to hydrochloric acid (HCl) and formic acid (FA) decalcification solutions, and HER2 fluorescence in situ hybridization on a subset of these tumors to establish a protocol for handling bone specimens with suspicion for MBC...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877069/androgen-receptor-is-mostly-not-expressed-in-gastric-cancers
#7
You-Sun Kim, Hyun-Jin Noh, Iseul Yoo, Dakeun Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800016/fish-analysis-of-top2a-and-her-2-aberrations-in-female-breast-carcinoma-on-archived-material-egyptian-nci-experience
#8
Omnia M Badawy, Iman Loay
BACKGROUND: HER-2 and TOP2A genes are considered of great importance in breast cancer. Their copy number variability has been proposed to be a marker for the degree of chromosomal instability. Owing to the close proximity of TOP2A gene to HER-2 gene chromosome 17, TOP2A status is believed to affect therapeutic plan. The percentage of TOP2A aberrations is greatly variable among different studies. AIM OF WORK: Is to investigate the relation between TOP2A and HER-2 gene amplification using fluorescence in situ hybridization technique...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800015/the-utility-of-nkx2-2-and-tle1-immunohistochemistry-in-the-differentiation-of-ewing-sarcoma-and-synovial-sarcoma
#9
Lisa M Rooper, Rajni Sharma, Christopher D Gocke, Deborah A Belchis
Although molecular testing can definitively distinguish Ewing sarcoma (EWS) from synovial sarcoma (SS) it is frequently desirable to provide a confident preliminary diagnosis before such analysis can be completed. Recently, the nuclear markers NKX2.2 and TLE1 have been shown to have good sensitivity but imperfect specificity, respectively, for EWS and SS. However, the performance of these markers has not been extensively evaluated within this specific differential diagnosis. This study performed NKX2.2, TLE1, and CD99 immunohistochemistry in a group of EWS and SSs confirmed by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction to evaluate the utility of these novel markers in this context...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800014/large-tumefactive-igg4-related-disease-histologic-cytologic-and-immunohistochemical-features-of-a-very-unusual-case
#10
Israh Akhtar, Veena Shenoy, Majid Khan, Ali G Saad
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a regional or systemic multiorgan lymphoplasmacytic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. It has been described in numerous organs and anatomic locations. Review of the literature shows that when the disease involves the retroperitoneum it causes retroperitoneal fibrosis. Tumefactive IgG4-RD of the retroperitoneum has not been previously reported. In this report, we describe the first case of a large retroperitoneal tumefactive IgG4-RD along with its histologic, cytologic, and immunohistochemical characteristics...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800013/metastatic-acinic-cell-carcinoma-to-the-vagina-a-first-reported-case
#11
Marianne Hom, Andrew Fong, Melissa Sanford, Paulette Mhawech-Fauceglia
This is a case of a 62-year-old woman with a remote history of acinic cell carcinoma of the parotid gland, who presented with a palpable vaginal mass, anterior vaginal wall prolapse, and stress urinary incontinence. A 2 cm firm mobile mass on the anterior vaginal wall was found on clinical examination. A computed tomographic scan revealed a mass between the vaginal vault and bladder that was eventually surgically excised. The histology, supported by the immunohistochemistry, revealed metastatic acinic cell carcinoma to the vagina after 37 years of her initial diagnosis...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800012/quality-assessment-of-prognostic-studies-using-cancer-stem-cell-markers-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Marina G Teixeira, Luciana Corrêa
Cancer stem cells (CSC) have been investigated as prognostic markers in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). However, an assessment of the reporting quality of these studies has not been performed yet. The aim of this study was to describe the reporting quality of prognostic studies involving CSCs and OSCC, focusing mainly on the immunohistochemical reproducibility. By means a systematic review, 34 articles were selected. Analyses of both general reporting quality and immunohistochemistry technique were performed by using checklists for multiple aspects related to study reproducibility...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800011/rna-in-situ-hybridization-for-epstein-barr-virus-and-cytomegalovirus-comparison-with-in-situ-hybridization-and-immunohistochemistry
#13
Catherine J Roe, Momin T Siddiqui, Diane Lawson, Cynthia Cohen
The RNAscope utilizes in situ hybridization (RISH) technology to detect single RNA molecules in a variety of tissue samples, including formalin fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) tissues. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV) are found in association with neoplastic tissues and inflammatory lesions, and immunohistochemistry (IHC) or other techniques (ISH) are utilized to identify them. We compared the RNAscope RISH to ISH and IHC in the detection of EBV and CMV respectively to determine RNAscope utility in a clinical setting...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800010/cell-polarity-reversal-distinguishes-true-micropapillary-growth-from-retraction-artifact-in-invasive-urothelial-carcinoma
#14
Yiang Hui, Kara A Lombardo, M Ruhul Quddus, Andres Matoso
Focal micropapillary features in invasive urothelial carcinoma is sometimes difficult to distinguish from retraction artifact morphologically. Cell polarity reversal has been demonstrated in micropapillary tumors by epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) immunostaining. We have previously described the use of E-cadherin as a cell polarity marker in ovarian micropapillary serous borderline tumors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of immunohistochemistry for EMA and E-cadherin in differentiating micropapillary urothelial carcinoma from retraction artifact...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800009/pathologic-prognostic-factors-of-pineal-parenchymal-tumor-of-intermediate-differentiation
#15
Debajyoti Chatterjee, Khushboo Lath, Navneet Singla, Narendra Kumar, Bishan D Radotra
INTRODUCTION: Pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation (PPTID) is an uncommon tumor of the pineal gland. Although this behaves as a grade II/III tumor, the exact clinical behavior is not well known. There is no well-established pathologic factor that can predict the behavior of PPTID. AIM AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the pathologic prognostic factors in PPTID. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All PPTID cases diagnosed between 2006 and 2016 were analyzed retrospectively...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800008/epstein-barr-virus-infection-can-be-a-secondary-event-in-b-cell-lymphomas-a-review-of-338-cases-and-a-novel-finding-of-zonal-eber-tumor-cells-showing-features-of-progression-from-underlying-ebv-negative-lymphoma
#16
Ira J Miller
Cases of B-cell lymphoma over an 8-year interval with diagnosis of EBER positivity were retrieved from archives and reviewed for classification and pattern of Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) expression. Of 46 cases that were EBV early RNA (EBER)+ by in situ hybridization staining, 7 had nonuniform staining among the neoplastic cells. Four of those cases showed a uniform admixture of EBER+ and EBER- tumor cells, compatible with the prevailing theory of episomal EBV loss with cell replication. Three cases of lymphomas showed a partial and zonal pattern and other features suggest that EBV infection occurred after the lymphoma was already established...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800007/comparison-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-gene-mutations-identified-using-pleural-effusion-and-primary-tumor-tissue-samples-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#17
Nan Liu, Rui-Ze Sun, Jiang Du, Qian-Ze Dong, Chui-Feng Fan, Qing-Chang Li, En-Hua Wang, Yang Liu
BACKGROUND: Although the use of pleural effusion samples for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) testing in lung cancer is increasing, the accuracy rate and effectiveness of identifying EGFR mutations using these samples, rather than primary tumor tissue samples, is not established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred ninety-two advanced, non-small cell lung cancer patients were enrolled into this study. All patients had primary tumor tissue and corresponding pleural effusion samples, and we employed the Amplification Refractory Mutation System to detect EGFR gene mutations in these samples...
August 9, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777155/a-splenic-igg4-sclerosing-angiomatoid-nodular-transformation-sant-treated-by-hemisplenectomy-a-radiologic-histochemical-and-immunohistochemical-study
#18
Raffaele Gaeta, Francescamaria Donati, Emanuele F Kauffmann, Daniela Campani
INTRODUCTION: Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) is a rare benign lesion of unknown origin for which total splenectomy is the standard treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old man with a history of recurrent pancreatitis, bicuspid aortic valve, and aortic dissection underwent abdominal ultrasound, Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, which revealed a 6-cm hypoechoic splenic mass diagnosed as cavernous hemangioma. Owing to his relevant past history, he was considered eligible for emisplenectomy and not for total excision, which is associated with long-term risks, especially infections...
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777154/clinicopathologic-features-of-non-cns-primary-ewing-sarcoma-family-of-tumors-in-the-head-and-neck-region-don-t-forget-the-cic-and-bcor-rearranged-sarcomas
#19
David Creytens
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777153/a-diagnostic-pitfall-atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-versus-dedifferentiated-poorly-differentiated-chordoma-analysis-of-a-mono-institutional-series
#20
Anna Maria Buccoliero, Chiara Caporalini, Mirko Scagnet, Gianna Baroni, Selene Moscardi, Federico Mussa, Flavio Giordano, Iacopo Sardi, Lorenzo Genitori
Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and dedifferentiated/poorly differentiated chordoma are pediatric tumors with some overlapping morphologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features. Both these tumors have alterations in the tumor suppressor gene SMARCB1 resulting in loss of expression of the INI-1 protein. On the contrary, dedifferentiated/poorly differentiated chordoma expresses the transcription factor brachyury, whereas AT/RT does not. In this article we have reviewed the clinicopathologic features of a pediatric series of tumors (17 samples from 14 patients) located in the brain or within the axial spine and the base of the skull diagnosed as AT/RTs or as dedifferentiated/poorly differentiated chordomas...
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
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