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Immunohistochemistry for carcinoma of unknown primary

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REVIEW
Janick Selves, Elodie Long-Mira, Marie-Christine Mathieu, Philippe Rochaix, Marius Ilié
Immunohistochemistry has become an essential ancillary examination for the identification and classification of carcinomas of unknown primary site (CUPs). Over the last decade, the diagnostic accuracy of organ- or tumour-specific immunomarkers and the clinical validation of effective immunohistochemical panels has improved significantly. When dealing with small sample sizes, diagnostic accuracy is crucial, particularly in the current era of targeted molecular and immune-based therapies. Effective systematic use of appropriate immunohistochemical panels enables accurate classification of most of the undifferentiated carcinomas as well as careful preservation of tissues for potential molecular or other ancillary tests...
April 5, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610002/renal-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-site-recognition-of-a-treatable-patient-subset
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F Anthony Greco, John D Hainsworth
BACKGROUND: Improved diagnostic methods, including gene expression profiling, allow identification of the tissue of origin in most patients with carcinoma of unknown primary site (CUP). Patients with an occult renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are of particular interest, because effective treatment for advanced RCC has no overlap with the empiric chemotherapy used traditionally for CUP. We report the clinical characteristics, pathologic features, and response to RCC-specific treatment in CUP patients identified as RCC using a molecular cancer classifier assay (MCCA)...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582708/peritoneal-and-scrotal-carcinomas-of-unknown-origin-in-two-bovine-calves
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Kelsey A Brakel, Grace VanHoy, Austin Hinds, Justin Breitbach, Christopher Premanandan, Rebecca Kohnken
Two unrelated bovine beef calves, aged 2 mo and 3 mo, were presented to The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center because of scrotal swelling and abdominal distension. On postmortem examination, there was abundant peritoneal fluid and numerous small friable masses covering all peritoneal surfaces and extending into the scrotum via the tunica vaginalis, with no identifiable primary neoplasm. Based on light microscopy, differential diagnoses included malignant mesothelioma and anaplastic carcinoma. Immunohistochemically, the neoplasms labeled positive for cytokeratin, and negative for vimentin and calretinin...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552222/overexpression-of-foxm1-as-a-target-for-malignant-progression-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Liang Song, Xiaohang Wang, Zhen Feng
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common types of malignancies globally. Forkhead box M1 (FOXM1) has important functions in cancer progression. However, the function of FOXM1 signaling in ESCC remains unknown. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the expression level and function of FOXM1 in human ESCC. The present study first detected the FOXM1 expression level in 78 cases of primary ESCC tissues and matched normal tissue samples by immunohistochemistry, western blot analysis and reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479858/the-poor-outcome-of-second-primary-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-is-attributed-to-bmi1-upregulation
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Qinchao Hu, Tong Wu, Xiaobing Chen, Huan Li, Zhicheng Du, Yuantao Hao, Jianmin Peng, Shanshan Tai, Ming Song, Bin Cheng
Radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma has been reported to cause second primary oral squamous cell carcinoma (s-OSCC). The prognosis and pathologic characteristic of s-OSCC are largely unknown. Bmi1 was associated with the repair of radiation-induced DNA damage, suggesting its possible involvement in the pathologic process of s-OSCC. Herein, we compared the prognosis between s-OSCC and primary OSCC (p-OSCC) and explored the involvement of Bmi1 in s-OSCC development. In this retrospective study, s-OSCC and p-OSCC patients were matched by propensity scores...
February 26, 2018: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29466768/dynamics-of-the-intratumoral-immune-response-during-progression-of-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
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Mandy Stanske, Stephan Wienert, Dan Cacsire Castillo-Tong, Caroline Kreuzinger, Ignace Vergote, Sandrijne Lambrechts, Hani Gabra, Charlie Gourley, Ram N Ganapathi, Ivonne Kolaschinski, Jan Budczies, Jalid Sehouli, Ilary Ruscito, Carsten Denkert, Hagen Kulbe, Wolfgang Schmitt, Korinna Jöhrens, Ioana Braicu, Silvia Darb-Esfahani
PURPOSE: Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) have an established impact on the prognosis of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma (HGSOC), however, their role in recurrent ovarian cancer is largely unknown. We therefore systematically investigated TIL densities and MHC class I and II (MHC1, 2) expression in the progression of HGSOC. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: CD3+, CD4+, CD8+ TILs and MHC1, 2 expression were evaluated by immunohistochemistry on tissue microarrays in 113 paired primary and recurrent HGSOC...
February 18, 2018: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433815/prognostic-significance-of-hpv-status-in-the-re-irradiation-of-recurrent-and-second-primary-cancers-of-the-head-and-neck
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Maria A Velez, Pin-Chieh Wang, Sophia Hsu, Robert Chin, Philip Beron, Elliot Abemayor, Maie St John, Allen M Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prognostic significance of human papillomavirus (HPV) status among patients treated by salvage radiation therapy for local-regional recurrences and second primary cancers of the head and neck arising in a previously irradiated field. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The medical records of 54 consecutive patients who underwent re-irradiation for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck occurring in a previously irradiated field were reviewed. Only patients with biopsy-proven evidence of recurrent disease that had previously been treated with doses of radiation therapy of at least 60 Gy were included...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291011/transferrin-receptor-1-upregulation-in-primary-tumor-and-downregulation-in-benign-kidney-is-associated-with-progression-and-mortality-in-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Christopher J Greene, Kristopher Attwood, Nitika J Sharma, Kenneth W Gross, Gary J Smith, Bo Xu, Eric C Kauffman
The central dysregulated pathway of clear cell (cc) renal cell carcinoma (RCC), the von Hippel Lindau/hypoxia inducible factor-α axis, is a key regulator of intracellular iron levels, however the role of iron uptake in human RCC tumorigenesis and progression remains unknown. We conducted a thorough, large-scale investigation of the expression and prognostic significance of the primary iron uptake protein, transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1/CD71/TFRC), in RCC patients. TfR1 immunohistochemistry was performed in over 1500 cores from 574 renal cell tumor patient tissues (primary tumors, matched benign kidneys, metastases) and non-neoplastic tissues from 36 different body sites...
December 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207991/investigation-of-c-kit-and-ki67-expression-in-normal-preneoplastic-and-neoplastic-canine-prostate
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Carlos Eduardo Fonseca-Alves, Priscilla Emiko Kobayashi, Chiara Palmieri, Renée Laufer-Amorim
BACKGROUND: c-KIT expression has been related to bone metastasis in human prostate cancer, but whether c-KIT expression can be similarly classified in canine prostatic tissue is unknown. This study assessed c-KIT and Ki67 expression in canine prostate cancer (PC). c-KIT gene and protein expression and Ki67 expression were evaluated in forty-four canine prostatic tissues by immunohistochemistry, RT-qPCR and western blot. Additionally, we have investigated c-KIT protein expression by immunoblotting in two primary canine prostate cancer cell lines...
December 6, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158935/synchronous-hpv-related-cancer-of-bilateral-tonsils-detected-using-transoral-endoscopic-examination-with-narrow-band-imaging
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Fukuko Shimizu, Kenji Okami, Koji Ebisumoto, Daisuke Maki, Akihiro Sakai, Go Ogura, Naoya Nakamura, Masahiro Iida
Background: The incidence of human papillomavirus- (HPV-) related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) has been rapidly increasing worldwide. HPV is reported in approximately 50% cases of OPSCC in Japan. However, there are few reports of synchronous bilateral HPV-positive tonsillar carcinoma, and, in almost all those cases, carcinoma was detected using positron emission tomography/computed tomography and/or bilateral tonsillectomy. Methods and Results: We report the case of a 63-year-old male with bilateral tonsillar carcinoma detected using transoral endoscopic examination with narrow-band imaging (NBI)...
2017: Case Reports in Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103771/the-down-regulation-of-tapp2-inhibits-the-migration-of-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-and-predicts-favorable-outcome
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Fang Liu, Fei Ye, Zongyu Guan, Yi Zhou, Fengjun Ji, Qing Zhang, Jianping Zhang, Tianyi Zhang, Songhua Lu
Tandem pH domain-containing proteins TAPP1 and TAPP2 are adaptor proteins that specifically bind to phosphatidylinositol-3,4-bisphosphate, or PI(3,4)P2, a product of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3K). Although PI3K enzymes have multiple functions in cell biology, including cell migration, the functions of PI (3, 4) P2 and its binding proteins are not well understood. Previously studies found that TAPP2 is highly expressed in primary leukemic B cells that have strong migratory capacity. However, the function and underlying mechanisms of TAPP2 in ESCC remain largely unknown...
September 12, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977975/prognostic-clinicopathologic-factors-in-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-origin-a-study-of-106-consecutive-cases
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Junjeong Choi, Ji Hae Nahm, Sang Kyum Kim
A heterogeneous group of cancers for which the site of origin remains occult after detailed investigations is defined as carcinomas of unknown primary origin (CUPs). Because patients with CUP have a dismal prognosis, we have analyzed CUPs to highlight the implication of clinicopathologic factors related with patient survival. A total of 106 consecutive cases of CUP were collected. A two-step strategy of immunohistochemistry to assess CUPs according NCCN Guidelines is used to separate carcinomatous tumors and subtype carcinomas...
September 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884137/hepatitis-b-virus-activates-signal-transducer-and-activator-of-transcription-3-supporting-hepatocyte-survival-and-virus-replication
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Marianna Hösel, Maria Quasdorff, Marc Ringelhan, Hamid Kashkar, Svenja Debey-Pascher, Martin F Sprinzl, Jan-Hendrik Bockmann, Silke Arzberger, Dennis Webb, Gesa von Olshausen, Achim Weber, Joachim L Schultze, Hildegard Büning, Mathias Heikenwalder, Ulrike Protzer
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The human hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major cause of chronic hepatitis and hepatocellular carcinoma, but molecular mechanisms driving liver disease and carcinogenesis are largely unknown. We therefore studied cellular pathways altered by HBV infection. METHODS: We performed gene expression profiling of primary human hepatocytes infected with HBV and proved the results in HBV-replicating cell lines and human liver tissue using real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blotting...
November 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843751/thyroid-transcription-factor-1-promotes-lymph-node-metastasis-by-inducing-lymphangiogenesis-in-ovarian-carcinoma
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Minhua Li, Weiping Zheng, Jianguo Wei, Chuanling Hou, Ye Yang, Liping Sun, Cheng Wang
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: Thyroid transcription factor-1 (TTF-1) expression is widely considered a specific marker for lung and thyroid carcinomas and plays an important role in angiogenesis in lung cancer. However, it can occasionally be expressed in other malignancies, including ovarian carcinomas, and the mechanism of TTF-1 in lymphatic metastasis of ovarian carcinomas is still unclear. This study aimed to define the TTF-1 expression and lymph vessel density (LVD) in ovarian carcinomas and look for their correlations with clinicopathological features...
August 1, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802095/the-diagnostic-utility-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-immunohistochemistry-in-a-fine-needle-aspirate-of-metastatic-merkel-cell-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-to-the-pancreas
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Long Li, Kyle Molberg, Naga Cheedella, Joel Thibodeaux, Stacy Hinson, Elena Lucas
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive skin tumor with a high tendency for metastases. We report a case of MCC initially presenting as axillary and pancreatic metastases. A 33-year-old HIV-positive Hispanic male presented with a history of a rapidly growing axillary mass. A needle core biopsy demonstrated an epithelioid neoplasm composed of small to medium-sized cells with high nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, nuclear molding, and frequent mitotic figures. A subsequent PET scan revealed a 1.5 cm FDG avid mass in the pancreas...
January 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634564/pax8-distinguishes-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-mimicking-sarcoma
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Michelle S Hirsch, Alessandra F Nascimento
PAX8 is important for embryogenesis of the thyroid, Müllerian system, and upper urinary/renal tract, and expression of PAX8 has been described in carcinomas from each of these sites. The sensitivity and specificity of the polyclonal PAX8 antibody in a large cohort of epithelial tumors as well as lymphomas have been previously determined, the latter because polyclonal PAX8 is known to be immunoreactive in nonneoplastic B-cell lymphocytes which are often used as the positive internal control for immunohistochemistry...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552827/metastatic-thyroid-carcinoma-without-identifiable-primary-tumor-within-the-thyroid-gland-a-retrospective-study-of-a-rare-phenomenon
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Bin Xu, Theresa Scognamiglio, Perry R Cohen, Manju L Prasad, Adnan Hasanovic, Robert Michael Tuttle, Nora Katabi, Ronald A Ghossein
Metastatic papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) without an identifiable primary tumor despite extensive microscopic examination of the thyroid gland is a rare but true phenomenon.We retrieved 7 of such cases and described in detail the clinical and pathologic features of these tumors. BRAF V600E immunohistochemistry and Sequenom molecular profile were conducted in selected cases. All patients harbored metastatic disease in the central (n=3), lateral (n=3), or both neck compartments (n=1). The histotype of the metastatic disease was PTC (n=5), poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma in association with a PTC columnar variant (n=1), and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma in association with a PTC tall cell variant (n=1)...
July 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457039/carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-presenting-as-peripheral-symmetric-gangrene
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Abhenil Mittal, Sanchit Sharma, Vineet Govinda Gupta, R Ragesh, Neeraj Nischal, Ajay Gogia, Manish Soneja, Chandan J Das, S K Sharma
Cancer of unknown primary accounts for almost 4-5% of all invasive cancers and consists of tumors from various primary sources with considerable heterogeneity in biology and behaviour. Most of these tumors present with symptoms due to distant metastasis. Histology, immunohistochemistry and molecular profiling is the mainstay for diagnosis. In most cases of adenocarinoma associated with paraneoplastic acral vascular syndrome (PAVS), a site in the lung, ovary or uterus is discernible. Here we report a case of metastatic adenoarcinoma of unknown primary presenting as PAVS, a case which to the best of our knowledge has not been reported in published literature...
February 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454329/overexpression-of-heat-shock-factor-1-is-associated-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yukiko Tsukao, Makoto Yamasaki, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Tomoki Makino, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Yukinori Kurokawa, Hiroshi Miyata, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Shuji Takiguchi, Koshi Mimori, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
Heat-shock factor 1 (HSF1) is the primary regulator of the response to various stressors. A previous study showed that HSF1 expression is associated with a poor prognosis in breast cancer and hepatocellular carcinoma; however, the prognostic significance of HSF1 in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is unknown. Therefore, the present study investigated the association between HSF1 expression and the clinicopathological parameters of patients, as well as the association between HSF1 expression, and heat shock protein (Hsp)27, Hsp70 and Hsp90 expression induced by HSF1, by cDNA microarray and immunohistochemistry analyses...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440661/morphological-features-and-prognostic-significance-of-arid1a-deficient-esophageal-adenocarcinomas
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Michael G Drage, Mingkhwan Tippayawong, Agoston T Agoston, Yifan Zheng, Raphael Bueno, Jason L Hornick, Robert D Odze, Amitabh Srivastava
CONTEXT: - The clinicopathologic and prognostic significance of ARID1A mutation in esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is unknown. OBJECTIVE: - To determine the morphological correlates and prognostic significance of ARID1A-deficient EAC. DESIGN: - One hundred twenty cases of primary EAC were evaluated for a predetermined set of histologic features and immunohistochemistry for ARID1A, p53, and MLH1 performed on EAC, as well as adjacent Barrett esophagus and Barrett esophagus-associated dysplasia, when feasible...
July 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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