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PURPOSE Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BI-ALCL) is a rare type of T-cell lymphoma that arises around breast implants. The optimal management of this disease has not been established. The goal of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of different therapies used in patients with BI-ALCL to determine an optimal treatment approach.(More)
perience, improvedadherence to standardguidelines, adequacyof supportive staff and ancillary services, and greater financial capacity and resources. In the context of cancer chemotherapy, higher-volume hospitals may have more experienced house staff capable of recognizing andmanaging chemotherapy complications at an earlier stage, leading to fewer deaths.(More)
PURPOSE Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a recently described clinicopathologic entity that usually presents as an effusion-associated fibrous capsule surrounding an implant. Less frequently, it presents as a mass. The natural history of this disease and long-term outcomes are unknown. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed the(More)
Atypical chronic myeloid leukemia (aCML) is a rare subtype of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasm (MDS/MPN) largely defined morphologically. It is, unclear, however, whether aCML-associated features are distinctive enough to allow its separation from unclassifiable MDS/MPN (MDS/MPN-U). To study these 2 rare entities, 134 patient archives were(More)
Transfer of next-generation sequencing technology to a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments-certified laboratory requires vigorous validation. Herein, we validated a next-generation sequencing screen interrogating 740 mutational hotspots in 46 cancer-related genes using the Ion Torrent AmpliSeq cancer panel and Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated isochromosome (17q) is a rare cytogenetic abnormality in Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloid neoplasms, usually myelodysplastic and/or myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN). De novo acute myeloid leukemia (AML) with isochromosome 17q has rarely been reported. The frequency of genetic mutations is unknown. METHODS The authors(More)
Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA ALCL) is a newly described clinicopathologic entity. The purpose of this study is to describe the imaging findings of patients with BIA ALCL and determine their sensitivity and specificity in the detection of the presence of an effusion or a mass related to BIA ALCL. A retrospective search was(More)
Double-hit lymphoma (DHL) has been defined by others as a B-cell lymphoma with MYC/8q24 rearrangement in combination with a translocation involving another gene, such as BCL2, BCL3, or BCL6. The most common form of DHL has translocations involving MYC and BCL2, also known as MYC/BCL2 DHL. In recent years, a number of case series of MYC/BCL2 DHL have been(More)
Increasing use of fine needle aspiration for oncological diagnosis, while minimally invasive, poses a challenge for molecular testing by traditional sequencing platforms due to high sample requirements. The advent of affordable benchtop next-generation sequencing platforms such as the semiconductor-based Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM) Sequencer has(More)
Routine molecular testing in acute myeloid leukemia involves screening several genes of therapeutic and prognostic significance for mutations. A comprehensive analysis using single-gene assays requires large amounts of DNA, is cumbersome and timely consolidation of results for clinical reporting is challenging. High throughput, next-generation sequencing(More)