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OBJECTIVES Although the chemokine CXCL12 and its receptor CXCR4 have been implicated in metastasis of non-small cell lung carcinoma, the prognostic significance of these molecules is poorly defined. This study aimed to determine whether expression of these molecules is associated with clinicopathologic features and disease-free survival in non-small cell(More)
AIMS Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV) is aetiologically related to Kaposi sarcoma, classical and extracavitary primary effusion lymphoma (PEL; EC-PEL) and multicentric Castleman disease (MCD), entities preferentially occurring in HIV-infected individuals. Characterization of HIV-associated PELs/EC-PELs suggests that the KSHV-infected malignant cells(More)
The distinction of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) from metastatic tumor in the liver often presents a diagnostic challenge that carries significant impact on prognostication and therapy. The number of diagnostically useful immunohistochemical markers of hepatocytes is limited to hepatocyte paraffin antigen (HepPar-1), polyclonal carcinoembryonic antigen,(More)
The myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) include clonal myeloid neoplasms that overlap the MDS and MPN categories and at the time of initial diagnosis exhibit some clinical, laboratory, or morphologic features supporting the diagnosis of myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and at the same time show proliferative features in keeping with the(More)
Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), or human herpesvirus 8, is invariably present in Kaposi's sarcoma lesions. KSHV contains several viral oncogenes and serological evidence suggests that KSHV infection is necessary for the development of Kaposi's sarcoma, but cellular transformation by this virus has not so far been demonstrated. KSHV is found(More)
Emerging data suggest that VEGF receptors are expressed by endothelial cells as well as hematopoietic stem cells. Therefore, we hypothesized that functional VEGF receptors may also be expressed in malignant counterparts of hematopoietic stem cells such as leukemias. We demonstrate that certain leukemias not only produce VEGF but also express functional(More)
There is no single category in the fourth edition (2008) of the World Health Organization (WHO) classification of myeloid neoplasms that encompasses all of the diseases referred to by some authors as the myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) "variants." Instead, they are considered as distinct entities and are distributed among various subgroups of myeloid(More)
We evaluated HBME1, galectin-3 (GAL3), cytokeratin (CK)19, and a new anti-CITED1 antibody in 127 follicular adenoma (FA) and papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) cases. The findings were used to evaluate 11 diagnostically challenging encapsulated follicular lesions with questionable features of PTC (FL/QPTC). All 4 markers showed higher expression in PTC than(More)
Primary effusion lymphoma (PEL) is a unique form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) associated with Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV; HHV-8) that displays a distinct constellation of clinical, morphologic, immunologic, and molecular characteristics. Rare KSHV-containing immunoblastic lymphomas occurring in solid tissues have been described. Whether(More)