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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427247/molecular-testing-of-lung-cancers
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Hyo Sup Shim, Yoon-La Choi, Lucia Kim, Sunhee Chang, Wan-Seop Kim, Mee Sook Roh, Tae-Jung Kim, Seung Yeon Ha, Jin-Haeng Chung, Se Jin Jang, Geon Kook Lee
Targeted therapies guided by molecular diagnostics have become a standard treatment of lung cancer. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations and anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) rearrangements are currently used as the best predictive biomarkers for EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors and ALK inhibitors, respectively. Besides EGFR and ALK, the list of druggable genetic alterations has been growing, including ROS1 rearrangements, RET rearrangements, and MET alterations. In this situation, pathologists should carefully manage clinical samples for molecular testing and should do their best to quickly and accurately identify patients who will benefit from precision therapeutics...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415159/comparison-of-unsatisfactory-samples-from-conventional-smear-versus-liquid-based-cytology-in-uterine-cervical-cancer-screening-test
#2
Hoiseon Jeong, Sung Ran Hong, Seoung-Wan Chae, So-Young Jin, Hye Kyoung Yoon, Juhie Lee, Eun Kyung Kim, Sook Tai Ha, Sung Nam Kim, Eun-Jung Park, Jong Jae Jung, Sun Hee Sung, Sung-Chul Lim
Background: Cervical cytology for uterine cervical cancer screening has transitioned from conventional smear (CS) to liquid-based cytology (LBC), which has many advantages. The aim of this study was to compare the proportion of unsatisfactory specimens from CS versus LBC at multiple institutions including general hospitals and commercial laboratories. Materials and Methods: Each participating institution provided a minimum of 500 Papanicolaou (Pap) test results for analysis...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415158/clinicopathological-study-of-18-cases-of-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-with-reference-to-alk-1-expression-5-year-experience-in-a-tertiary-care-center
#3
Ramesh Babu Telugu, Anne Jennifer Prabhu, Nobin Babu Kalappurayil, John Mathai, Birla Roy Gnanamuthu, Marie Therese Manipadam
Background: Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is a histopathologically distinctive neoplasm of children and young adults. According to World Health Organization (WHO) classification, inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is an intermediate-grade tumor, with potential for recurrence and rare metastasis. There are no definite histopathologic, molecular or cytogenetic features to predict malignant transformation, recurrence or metastasis. Materials and Methods: A 5-year retrospective study of histopathologically diagnosed inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors of various anatomic sites was conducted to correlate anaplastic lymphoma kinase-1 (ALK-1) expression with histological atypia, multicentric origin of tumor, recurrence and metastasis...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415157/a-small-case-series-of-intravascular-large-b-cell-lymphoma-with-unexpected-findings-subset-of-cases-with-concomitant-extravascular-central-nervous-system-cns-involvement-mimicking-primary-cns-lymphoma
#4
Kate Poropatich, Dave Dittmann, Yi-Hua Chen, Kirtee Raparia, Kristy Wolniak, Juehua Gao
Background: Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare type of extranodal lymphoma with growth mainly in the lumina of vessels. We studied a small series of IVLBCL and focused on its central nervous system (CNS) involvement. Materials and Methods: Searching the medical records of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, we identified five cases of IVLBCL from January 2007 to January 2015. Clinical information, hematoxylin and eosin stained histologic slides and immunohistochemistry studies were reviewed for all cases...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407462/overexpression-of-postn-in-tumor-stroma-is-a-poor-prognostic-indicator-of-colorectal-cancer
#5
Hyeon Jeong Oh, Jeong Mo Bae, Xian-Yu Wen, Nam-Yun Cho, Jung Ho Kim, Gyeong Hoon Kang
Background: Tumor microenvironment has recently drawn attention in that it is related with tumor prognosis. Cancer-associated fibroblast also plays a critical role in cancer invasiveness and progression in colorectal cancers. Periostin (POSTN), originally identified to be expressed in osteoblasts and osteoblast-derived cells, is expressed in cancer-associated fibroblasts in several tissue types of cancer. Recent studies suggest an association between stromal overexpression of POSTN and poor prognosis of cancer patients...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372349/perivascular-epithelioid-cell-tumor-in-the-stomach
#6
Sun Ah Shin, Jiwoon Choi, Kyung Chul Moon, Woo Ho Kim
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors or PEComas can arise in any location in the body. However, a limited number of cases of gastric PEComa have been reported. We present two cases of gastric PEComas. The first case involved a 62-year-old woman who presented with a 4.2 cm gastric subepithelial mass in the prepyloric antrum, and the second case involved a 67-year-old man with a 5.0 cm mass slightly below the gastroesophageal junction. Microscopic examination revealed that both tumors were composed of perivascular epithelioid cells that were immunoreactive for melanocytic and smooth muscle markers...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372348/unusual-histology-of-eosinophilic-myenteric-ganglionitis-a-case-report
#7
Hye-Kyung Lee, Dong-Wook Kang, Hee Jin Kim, Byung-Sun Cho, Je-Ho Jang
Eosinophilic myenteric ganglionitis is a disorder characterized by infiltration of the Auerbach myenteric plexus by eosinophils. As a cause of chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO), eosinophilic myenteric ganglionitis has been rarely reported and the majority of the reported cases in the literature were children. We experienced a case of eosinophilic myenteric ganglionitis associated with CIPO in a 53-year-old female patient. Histologic examination of the resected descending colon showed moderate eosinophilic infiltrates with hypogangliosis in the myenteric plexus...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372347/metaplastic-carcinoma-with-chondroid-differentiation-arising-in-microglandular-adenosis
#8
Ga-Eon Kim, Nah Ihm Kim, Ji Shin Lee, Min Ho Park
Microglandular adenosis (MGA) of the breast is a rare, benign proliferative lesion but with a significant rate of associated carcinoma. Herein, we report an unusual case of metaplastic carcinoma with chondroid differentiation associated with typical MGA. Histologically, MGA showed a direct transition to metaplastic carcinoma without an intervening atypical MGA or DCIS component. The immunohistochemical profile of the metaplastic carcinoma was mostly similar to that of MGA. In both areas, all the epithelial cells were positive for S-100 protein, but negative for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, HER2⁄neu, and epidermal growth factor receptor...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372346/metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-after-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy
#9
Hyung Kyu Park, Youjeong Seo, Yoon-La Choi, Myung-Ju Ahn, Joungho Han
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372345/hyalinizing-cholecystitis-and-associated-carcinoma-a-case-report
#10
Youngjin Kang, Yang-Seok Chae, Chul Hwan Kim, Youngseok Lee, Dong-Sik Kim, Young-Dong Yu, Joo Young Kim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372344/mammary-carcinoma-arising-in-microglandular-adenosis-a-report-of-five-cases
#11
Mimi Kim, Milim Kim, Yul Ri Chung, So Yeon Park
Mammary carcinoma arising in microglandular adenosis (MGA) is extremely rare, and MGA is regarded as a non-obligate precursor of triple-negative breast cancer. We report five cases of carcinoma arising in MGA of the breast. All cases showed a spectrum of proliferative lesions ranging from MGA to atypical MGA, ductal carcinoma in situ or invasive carcinoma. Immunohistochemically, all cases were triple-negative and expression of S-100 protein gradually decreased as the lesions progressed from MGA to atypical MGA and carcinoma...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372343/osteosarcomatous-differentiation-in-rebiopsy-specimens-of-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-with-egfr-tki-resistance
#12
Hyein Ahn, Hyun Jung Kwon, Eunhyang Park, Hyojin Kim, Jin-Haeng Chung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372342/a-rare-case-of-aggressive-melanotic-schwannoma-occurred-in-spinal-nerve-of-a-59-year-old-male
#13
Sung-Eun Choi, Yoon Jin Cha, Jisup Kim, Hyunseo Cha, Jayeong Seo, Sung-Uk Kuh, Sung-Jun Kim, Se Hoon Kim
Melanotic schwannoma (MS) is a rare variant of nerve sheath neoplasm that shows ultrastructural and immunophenotypical features of Schwann cells but also has cytoplasmic melanosomes and is reactive for melanocytic markers as well. Unlike conventional schwannoma, which is totally benign, MS has an unpredictable prognosis and is thought to have low-malignant potential. Herein, we present a rare case of recurrent MS in lumbar spine of a 59-year-old male.
April 4, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288504/clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-with-intratumoral-granulomatous-reaction-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Hayeon Kim, Jong Wook Kim, Aeree Kim, Hyeyoon Chang
Granulomatous reaction associated with clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) is a rare finding, and only a few cases have been described in the literature. It is postulated to occur due to cancer-related antigenic factors such as cancer cells themselves or soluble tumor antigens shed into the blood. Herein, we describe a case of a 56-year-old male patient diagnosed with CCRCC with intratumoral granulomatous inflammation.
March 14, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226203/characteristic-changes-in-decidual-gene-expression-signature-in-spontaneous-term-parturition
#15
Haidy El-Azzamy, Andrea Balogh, Roberto Romero, Yi Xu, Christopher LaJeunesse, Olesya Plazyo, Zhonghui Xu, Theodore G Price, Zhong Dong, Adi L Tarca, Zoltan Papp, Sonia S Hassan, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Chong Jai Kim, Nardhy Gomez-Lopez, Nandor Gabor Than
Background: The decidua has been implicated in the "terminal pathway" of human term parturition, which is characterized by the activation of pro-inflammatory pathways in gestational tissues. However, the transcriptomic changes in the decidua leading to terminal pathway activation have not been systematically explored. This study aimed to compare the decidual expression of developmental signaling and inflammation-related genes before and after spontaneous term labor in order to reveal their involvement in this process...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316229/mucinous-carcinoma-with-extensive-signet-ring-cell-differentiation-a-case-report
#16
Hye Min Kim, Eun Kyung Kim, Ja Seung Koo
Breast cancers that present with mucin include mucinous carcinoma and carcinoma with signet ring cell differentiation. The former shows extracellular mucin and the latter shows abundant intracellular mucin. Here, we report a case of breast cancer showing both extracellular mucin and extensive signet ring cell differentiation due to abundant intracellular mucin. Unlike mucinous carcinoma, this case had the features of high-grade nuclear pleomorphism, high mitotic index, estrogen receptor negativity, progesterone receptor negativity, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 positivity, and ductal type with positivity for E-cadherin...
March 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226204/current-status-of-pathologic-examinations-in-korea-2011-2015-based-on-the-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-dataset
#17
Sun-Ju Byeon
BACKGROUND: Pathologic examinations play an important role in medical services. Until recently, the overall status of pathologic examinations in Korea has not been identified. I conducted a nationwide survey of pathologic examination status using the insurance reimbursements (IRs) dataset from the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA). The aims of this study were to estimate current pathologic examination status in Korea and to provide information for future resource arrangement in the pathology area...
March 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219002/molecular-testing-for-gastrointestinal-cancer
#18
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Hye Seung Lee, Woo Ho Kim, Yoonjin Kwak, Jiwon Koh, Jeong Mo Bae, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Mee Soo Chang, Hye Seung Han, Joon Mee Kim, Hwal Woong Kim, Hee Kyung Chang, Young Hee Choi, Ji Y Park, Mi Jin Gu, Min Jin Lhee, Jung Yeon Kim, Hee Sung Kim, Mee-Yon Cho
With recent advances in molecular diagnostic methods and targeted cancer therapies, several molecular tests have been recommended for gastric cancer (GC) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Microsatellite instability analysis of gastrointestinal cancers is performed to screen for Lynch syndrome, predict favorable prognosis, and screen patients for immunotherapy. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor has been approved in metastatic CRCs with wildtype RAS (KRAS and NRAS exon 2-4). A BRAF mutation is required for predicting poor prognosis...
March 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219001/glut1-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-classical-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-correlation-with-pd-l1-and-pd-l2-expression
#19
Young Wha Koh, Jae-Ho Han, Seong Yong Park, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh, Jooryung Huh
BACKGROUND: Glucose transporter type 1 (GLUT1) expression is linked to glucose metabolism and tissue hypoxia. A recent study reported that GLUT1 was significantly associated with programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1) as a therapeutic target in relapsed or refractory classical Hodgkin's lymphoma (cHL). The purpose of this study was to measure the expression of GLUT1 and assess its prognostic significance and potential relationships with PD-L1, programmed death ligand 2 (PD-L2), and programmed death-1 (PD-1) expressions in cHL...
March 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196410/mesothelin-expression-in-gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-its-relation-to-clinical-outcomes
#20
Song-Hee Han, Mee Joo, Hanseong Kim, Sunhee Chang
BACKGROUND: Although surgical resection with chemotherapy is considered effective for patients with advanced gastric cancer, it remains the third leading cause of cancer-related death in South Korea. Several studies have reported that mesothelial markers including mesothelin, calretinin, and Wilms tumor protein 1 (WT1) were positive in variable carcinomas, associated with prognosis, and were evaluated as potential markers for targeted therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the immunohistochemical expression of mesothelial markers (mesothelin, calretinin, and WT1) in gastric adenocarcinoma and their relations to clinocopathological features and prognosis...
March 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
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