Joyce L. Murata-Collins

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Spectral fluorescence in situ hybridization (S-FISH) is a novel molecular cytogenetic approach that detects multiple disease-specific chromosomal aberrations in interphase nuclei using combinatorial fluorescence and digital imaging microscopy. A panel of six centromeric probes for chromosomes 7, 8, 9, 10, X, and Y, using a unique two-dye combination of four(More)
BACKGROUND Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a rare malignant tumor that generally manifests as abdominal paraserosal masses and affects mainly male adolescents and young adults. When presenting within visceral organs, the diagnosis of DSRCT poses significant difficulties. METHODOLOGY Four primary renal DSRCT in children diagnosed during a(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the pathologic features of two cases of myelodysplastic syndrome associated with trisomy 14 and to summarize the relevant literature. RESULTS In both cases, trisomy 14 was identified using conventional cytogenetic and fluorescence in situ hybridization methods. The patients were elderly men, 70 and 77 years old, who presented with(More)
Immunophenotypic studies are essential to distinguish acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) from minimally differentiated acute myeloid leukemia (AMLM0) and to classify ALL into immunologic subtypes. Frequently, immunophenotyping identifies myeloid antigen expression in ALL, causing a potential diagnostic problem. To evaluate the immunophenotype of ALL, we(More)
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) of B-cell lineage may be classified using the French-American-British (FAB) classification as L1, L2, or L3 type. L1 and L2 ALLs characteristically express terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) and are surface immunoglobulin (sIg)-negative. In contrast, L3 ALL is typically TdT-negative and sIg-positive. However, in a(More)
Purpose Double-hit lymphomas (DHLs) and double-expressor lymphomas (DELs) are subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) associated with poor outcomes after standard chemoimmunotherapy. Data are limited regarding outcomes of patients with relapsed or refractory (rel/ref) DEL or DHL who undergo autologous stem-cell transplantation (ASCT). We(More)
Burkitt lymphoma patients with bulky disease often have bone marrow involvement. However, leukemic presentation of Burkitt lymphoma in the absence of a mass (pure Burkitt leukemia; PBL) is uncommon. Both PBL and Burkitt lymphoma/leukemia, presenting with a tumor mass and marrow involvement (BLL), are considered stage IV disease, which is associated with a(More)
Fetal blood cells can be recovered from the maternal circulation by charge flow separation (CFS), a method that obviates the risks associated with amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. By CFS, we processed blood samples from 13 women carrying male fetuses, 2 carrying fetuses with trisomy 21, and 1 who had delivered a stillborn infant with trisomy 18.(More)
Therapy-related myelodysplastic syndrome is a long-term complication of cancer treatment in patients receiving cytotoxic therapy, characterized by high-risk genetics and poor outcomes. Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation is the only potential cure for this disease, but the prognostic impact of pre-transplant genetics and clinical features has not(More)