David C. Chhieng

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Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer allows individual tumor response to be assessed depending on molecular subtype, and to judge the impact of response to therapy on recurrence-free survival (RFS). The multicenter I-SPY 1 TRIAL evaluated patients with ≥ 3 cm tumors by using early imaging and molecular signatures, with outcomes of pathologic complete(More)
BACKGROUND The limited success of empirically designed treatment paradigms for patients diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) emphasizes the need for rationally designed treatment strategies based on the molecular profile of tumor samples and their correlation to clinical parameters. METHODS In the current study, we utilize a novel real-time(More)
BACKGROUND Most published literature using SELDI-TOF has used traditional techniques in Spectral Analysis such as Fourier transforms and wavelets for denoising. Most of these publications also compare spectra using their most prominent feature, i.e, peaks or local maximums. METHODS The maximum intensity value within each window of differentiable m/z(More)
The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has developed a set of guidelines for pancreatobiliary cytology including indications for endoscopic ultrasound guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy, techniques of the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, terminology and nomenclature of pancreatobiliary disease, ancillary testing, and postbiopsy(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnosis of pancreatic lesions can be accurately performed by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with onsite cytopathologists to assess specimen adequacy and to determine a preliminary diagnosis. Considerable time is needed to perform on-site assessments. This takes away work time of cytopathologists and prohibits them(More)
Follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma (FVPTC) creates a continuous diagnostic dilemma among pathologists because of the paucity of nuclear changes of papillary carcinoma and overlapping features with benign and other neoplastic follicular lesions. Current guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules recommend surgery for confirmed PTC,(More)
BACKGROUND The cytology literature relating to diagnostic accuracy using whole slide imaging is scarce. We studied the diagnostic concordance between glass and digital slides among diagnosticians with different profiles to assess the readiness of adopting digital cytology in routine practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS This cohort consisted of 22 de-identified(More)
Ovarian cancer has a high mortality rate largely due to the limited number of ovarian carcinomas detected at an early stage. Understanding the molecular changes occurring during the progression of ovarian carcinoma would aid in the development of therapies that may inhibit or target metastasis. Primary and metastatic lesions from 54 and 40 patients with(More)