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Renal cell carcinomas (RCCs) with t(6;11)(p21;q12) are extremely rare and characterized by specific chromosome translocation, involving the transcription factor EB (TFEB). Fewer than 30 cases have been described in the literature. We examined 7 additional cases of this rare tumor by clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, molecular, and ultrastructural(More)
In this study, we evaluated C-kit immunohistochemical expression and C-kit and platelet derived growth factor receptor A (PDGFRA) gene mutations in triple negative breast cancer. 171 cases were analyzed by immunohistochemical staining for the expression of C-kit and 45 cases, including 10 C-kit negative cases and 35 C-kit positive cases, were performed for(More)
Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a rare, highly aggressive lymphoma typified by immunoblast-like cells with abundant basophilic cytoplasm and paranuclear hof. It shows absent expression of CD45 and CD20. In contrast, it displays a constant reaction with CD138 and VS38c. It may be easily misinterpreted as some other lymphoma. An exhaustive integration of(More)
Lipid-rich carcinoma of the breast is a rare variant of breast cancer, accounted for <1% of all breast malignant tumors. We retrospectively analyzed the clinicopathologic characteristics of lipid-rich carcinomas of the breast. A panel of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER-2), cytokeratin (CK) 5/6, CK14,(More)
AIMS Recent studies have demonstrated that cathepsin K seems to be a powerful marker in identifying renal perivascular epithelioid cell neoplasms (PEComas). However, the expression in extrarenal PEComas has not been well characterized due to their rare incidence. Our aim was to investigate the expression of cathepsin K in a wide spectrum of extrarenal(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinicopathologic features, differential diagnosis and prognosis of renal cell carcinoma associated with Xp11.2 translocations/TFE3 gene fusions. METHODS The histopathologic findings and immunophenotype of 11 cases of renal cell carcinoma associated with Xp11.2 translocations/TFE3 gene fusions were studied. Follow-up data (ranged(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) associated with Xp11.2 translocation is uncommon, characterized by several different translocations involving the TFE3 gene. We assessed the utility of break-apart fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in establishing the diagnosis for suspected or unclassified cases with negative or equivocal TFE3 immunostaining by analyzing(More)
BACKGROUND Primary adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder is rare. The molecular and cellular events leading to its pathogenesis are not well delineated. The goal of this study was to investigate p53 and p16 expression, as well as HPV status, in a relatively large series of primary bladder adenocarcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty six cases of urinary(More)
We report in a murine model of acute lymphoid leukemia L1210 the potent antitumor efficiency of a combinatorial delivery of pro-IL-18 gene modified L1210 (Lp18) and IL-1beta converting enzyme (ICE) gene modified L1210 (LpICE). Live leukemia cells Lp18 or Lp18 plus LpICE showed apparently reduced leukemogenicity with a survival rate of 40 or 50% at 50 days(More)
AIMS To determine whether KRAS mutations occur in primary bladder adenocarcinoma. METHODS AND RESULTS Twenty-six cases of primary urinary bladder adenocarcinoma were analysed. DNA was extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue and amplified with shifted termination assay technology, which recognizes wild-type or mutant target sequences and(More)