November 2018—HER2: a pan-cancer event highly enriched in AR-driven breast tumors: Approximately one in five breast cancers is driven by amplification and overexpression of the HER2 receptor kinase, and HER2 enriched is one of four major transcriptional subtypes of breast cancer. The authors conducted a study to understand the genomics of HER2 amplification independent of subtype, as well as the underlying drivers and biology of HER2-enriched (HER2E) tumors.Read More »
Analysis of ZC3H7B-BCOR high-grade endometrial stromal sarcomas October 2018—High-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma likely encompasses underrecognized tumors harboring genetic abnormalities besides YWHAE–NUTM2 fusion. Triggered by three initial endometrial stromal sarcomas with ZC3H7B–BCOR fusion characterized by high-grade morphology and aggressive clinical behavior, the authors investigated the clinicopathologic features of this genetic subset by expanding the analysis to 17 such tumors. All of the tumors occurred in women who were a median age of 54 (range, 28–71) years.Read More »
Thymoma: a clinicopathological correlation of surgical resection cases
September 2018—The authors presented 1,470 surgical resections for thymoma from the pathology files of 14 institutions in 11 countries with the purpose of determining and correlating a simplified histological classification of thymoma and pathological staging with clinical outcome.
Analysis of the surveillance of women diagnosed with atypical ductal hyperplasia on core needle biopsy
August 2018—A needle core biopsy diagnosis of atypical ductal hyperplasia is an indication for open biopsy. The launch of randomized clinical trials of active surveillance for low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ leads to the paradoxical situation of women with low-grade ductal carcinoma in situ being observed and those with atypical ductal hyperplasia having surgery.
Clinical and molecular analyses of neuroendocrine carcinomas of breast
July 2018—Clinical and molecular analyses of neuroendocrine carcinomas of breast: Neuroendocrine breast carcinomas represent a rare subtype of breast cancer. Their definition, prevalence, and prognosis remain controversial, as reported in the literature.
June 2018—Impact of pattern of invasion in invasive endocervical adenocarcinoma; Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the uterus: an analysis of 13 cases.Read More »
May 2018—Outcomes related to use of hygroscopic sonographically detectable clips: The use of hygroscopic sonographically detectable clips (HSDCs) has dramatically increased in recent years, especially for breast cancer patients who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy. The authors conducted a study to define the appearance of HSDC sites in histopathological specimens and allow pathologists to recognize these sites and differentiate them from other lesions.Read More »
April 2018—Confirmation of ProMisE: a clinical classifier for endometrial cancer; Leiomyoma with bizarre nuclei: a morphological, IHC, and molecular analysis.Read More »
March 2018—Magee equation 3 for predicting response to chemotherapy in some breast tumors: Magee equations were derived as an inexpensive, rapid alternative to the Oncotype DX commercial assay. Magee equation 3 uses immunohistochemical and FISH data for estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), HER2, and Ki-67 for its calculation: 24.30812+ERIHC×(–.02177)+PRIHC×(−0.02884)+(0 for HER2 negative, 1.46495 for equivocal, 12.75525 for HER2 positive)+Ki-67×0.18649.Read More »
February 2018—ARTEMIS trial: quantifying pathological response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy: The Affordability and Real-World Antiplatelet Treatment Effectiveness after Myocardial Infarction Study, also known as the ARTEMIS trial, tested standard neoadjuvant chemotherapy with or without bevacizumab in the treatment of HER2-negative early breast cancer.Read More »