Eric Charles Belanger

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Hybrid renal cell neoplasms (HRCNs) containing areas of tumor cells displaying cytological features of chromophobe renal cell carcinoma (CHRCC) and renal oncocytoma (RO) have been recently described in patients with renal oncocytosis and Birt-Hogg-Dube (BHD) syndrome (autosomal dominant genodermatosis). In this study, we identified cases of sporadic HRCN.(More)
Accurate Gleason score, pathologic stage, and surgical margin (SM) information is critical for the planning of post-radical prostatectomy management in patients with prostate cancer. Although interobserver variability for Gleason score among urologic pathologists has been well documented, such data for pathologic stage and SM assessment are limited. We(More)
PURPOSE Despite the benefits of adjuvant radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy, approximately one-half of patients relapse. Four consensus guidelines have been published (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Faculty of Radiation Oncology Genito-Urinary Group, Princess Margaret Hospital, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group) with the(More)
BACKGROUND The utility of cytokeratin (CK)5/6 in distinguishing reactive urothelial atypia (RA) from urothelial carcinoma in situ (CIS) and from noninvasive component of high-grade papillary urothelial carcinoma (PUC) is unknown. DESIGN Twenty RA with or without papillary hyperplasia and 90 noninvasive components of neoplastic urothelial lesions were(More)
Extramammary Paget disease (empd) is a rare, slow-growing neoplasm, considered to be an adenocarcinoma of the apocrine glands. In men, the penoscrotal region is the most commonly affected area. The disease can present as carcinoma in situ or as invasive disease that can subsequently metastasize to lymph nodes and distant sites. Because of the rarity of(More)
A significant number of patients with paragangliomas harbor germline mutations in one of the succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) genes (SDHA, B, C, or D). Tumors with mutations in SDH genes can be identified using immunohistochemistry. Loss of SDHB staining is seen in tumors with a mutation in any one of the SDH genes, whereas loss of both SDHB and SDHA(More)
We performed fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) to investigate the numeric change of chromosomes 7, 17, and Y and loss of chromosome 3p in “papillary renal cell carcinomas (RCC) with extensive clear cell changes (CCC).” Consecutive cases of RCC over a 12-year period were reviewed to identify “papillary RCC with extensive CCC.” Immunostaining for(More)
Papillary renal cell carcinoma (PRCC) can display extensive areas of solid and non-papillary architecture and extensive areas with oncocytic cytoplasm. Eleven oncocytic renal cell neoplasms (ORCN) with histopathological features posing a diagnostic problem between renal cell carcinoma (RCC) with oncocytic features and renal oncocytoma (RO) were identified.(More)