Jean R Lopategui

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a well-known but rare disease that may occur at any age with markedly variable clinical features: self-regressive, localized, multiorgan, aggressive, or fatal outcome. Congenital LCH is rare and often clinically benign. While LCH is characterized by a clonal proliferation of Langerhans cells, its etiology is unknown.(More)
Undifferentiated carcinoma of the nasopharynx has a well-known association with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), but only an inconsistent relationship has been identified in undifferentiated carcinomas occurring at other sites. We investigated 22 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded cases of sinonasal undifferentiated carcinomas (SNUCs) occurring in Western and Asian(More)
A number of studies have shown that although antiepidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibodies are effective treatments for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), only patients with wild-type KRAS tumors derive clinical benefit from these therapies. The anti-EGFR monoclonal antibodies panitumumab and cetuximab are approved in the United States(More)
Primary lymphomas of the breast are rare and predominately of B-cell phenotype. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma is a T-cell lymphoma that accounts for only 3% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas. We present a rare case of primary anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the breast in association with a silicone breast implant capsule in a healthy 40-year-old woman. The(More)
The cytogenetics of Hodgkin's disease (HD) is poorly understood. However, a t(2;5) is a common finding in CD30+ anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a neoplasm thought by some to be closely related to HD. Recently, the t(2;5) has been cloned and found to represent fusion of the NPM gene with the ALK gene. Using Southern blot hybridization, one group has(More)
Individuals with acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) usually express 1 of 3 primary hybrid transcripts associated with a t(15;17). The 3 fusion transcripts are the result of heterogeneous breakpoint cluster regions (bcr) within the promyelocytic leukemia (PML) gene and are denoted bcr1 (long), bcr2 (variant), and bcr3 (short) forms. Many researchers have(More)
Patients with advanced pulmonary adenocarcinoma exhibiting overexpression or mutation of epidermal growth factor receptor tend to respond better to targeted therapy with tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as gefitinib and erlotinib. There is no consensus regarding how these neoplasms should be routinely tested for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and(More)
Activation in mitogen activated protein kinase signaling pathway has recently been described as a predominant event in pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) and is commonly caused by constitutively active mutation in BRAF protein. Whereas PA of posterior fossa in children have a high prevalence of BRAF duplication and fusion, primary molecularm abnormalities in(More)
Although cytogenetic data suggest that the t(2;5)-(p23;q35) translocation occurs in many cases of CD30+ lymphomas, the exact frequency of this event is still unknown. To clarify this issue and its epidemiological characteristics, we examined 37 formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded specimens of CD30+ lymphomas from the United States and Hong Kong by reverse(More)
CD30 (Ki-1)-positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (CD30+ ALCL) is a morphologically and immunophenotypically distinct subset of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Although the presence of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been well documented in a significant proportion of cases of Hodgkin's disease, another CD30+ malignancy, few studies have examined the association of(More)