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To determine the frequency and clinicopathologic correlates of chromosome 11q13 amplification in breast carcinoma, DNA from 50 invasive tumors was analyzed by Southern blot hybridization using probes for the 11q13 loci bcl-1, PRAD1, hst1, EMS1, and GST-pi, as well as oncogenes c-erbB-2 and c-myc. Sixteen tumors (32%) were amplified for one or more loci.(More)
BACKGROUND Although colon carcinomas consisting predominantly of neuroendocrine cells carry a worse prognosis than "routine" colon adenocarcinomas, the clinical significance of scattered neoplastic neuroendocrine cells within a typical colon adenocarcinoma remains controversial. The aim of this study was to document the frequency and clinical significance(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)
The clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, and flow cytometric characteristics of 34 cases of mammary carcinoma with metaplasia were compared with those of 20 cases of pure sarcoma of the breast. All 20 of the latter tumors showed the pattern of malignant fibrous histiocytoma. There were 20 cases of carcinoma with mesenchymal metaplasia, 7 cases of(More)
Chronic hepatitis B is a widespread viral illness with the serious sequelae of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Current therapy with interferon is not universally efficacious, and this has led to the evaluation of other antiviral agents. A recent Phase II trial of the nucleoside analogue, fluoroiodoarabinofuranosyluracil (fialuridine, FIAU) was(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of lymphoproliferative disorders and several epithelial neoplasms, including undifferentiated nasopharyngeal carcinoma (UNPC; lymphoepithelioma). Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomas (LEC) are tumors with morphologic features identical to UNPC that occur outside the nasopharynx. To(More)
Recent evidence suggests that focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver (FNH) may represent a hyperplastic response to a vascular malformation, but the precise etiology remains unclear. We performed a clonal analysis of ten FNHs from nine patients by patterns of X chromosome inactivation. DNA isolated from paraffin-embedded specimens was subjected to(More)
Two anaplastic thyroid carcinomas with osteoclast-like giant cells (OCL-GC) are reported. Light microscopically, one case resembled an aneurysmal bone cyst with cellular connective-tissue septae separating cavernous, blood-filled sinuses. The second case had sheets of anaplastic cells and a separate focus of papillary carcinoma without areas of transition.(More)
A surgically unresectable, biopsy-proven hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) developed in a 63-year-old man with cirrhosis. He survived 24 months without treatment. During that time the tumor burden decreased as demonstrated both radiologically and by the normalization of alpha-fetoprotein levels. The patient died of complications secondary to repeated(More)