Joanna L. Conant

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BACKGROUND Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinomas (SRCC) are composed of two cell populations, a sarcomatous component (SC) and a carcinomatous component (CC). SRCC are particularly aggressive and often present at an advanced stage at diagnosis. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) has been proposed as a mechanism for the development of SC from CC. AIMS AND(More)
We report the second case of ETV6-ACSL6 associated myeloproliferative neoplasm that has received a full course of imatinib therapy. The patient was a 51-year-old previously healthy man who presented with three months of worsening dyspnea and was found to have a white count of 216,000/cmm, of which 84% were eosinophil lineage. Cytogenetic analysis revealed a(More)
Many pathology departments are introducing subspecialty sign-out in surgical pathology. In 2014, the University of Vermont Medical Center transitioned from general sign-out to partial subspecialty sign-out to include gastrointestinal and breast/cervix subspecialty benches; other specimens remained on general benches. Our experiences with the transition are(More)
UNLABELLED Chromosomal abnormalities are detected in up to 13% of stillbirths and over 20% of those with developmental anomalies. These estimates may be low since up to 50% of samples fail to achieve a result due to microbial overgrowth or nonviability. Tissue for cytogenetics can be procured at bedside by the clinician or by the pathologist in the(More)
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