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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)
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)
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)
AIMS PEComa is a rare tumour developing from perivascular epithelioid cells (PEC) and is characterised by positive immunoreactivity for HMB45. Since PEComas are tumours having both a spindle cell component and an epithelioid and giant cell component, as seen in many sarcomas, as well as having a wide distribution in various organs and soft tissue, 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)
PURPOSE Postoperative radiotherapy (XRT) increases survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients. Approximately 50% of patients on long-term follow-up relapse despite adjuvant XRT and the predominant site of failure remains local. Four consensus guidelines define postoperative clinical target volume (CTV) in prostate cancer. We explore the possibility that(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)