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The classification working group of the International Society of Urological Pathology consensus conference on renal neoplasia was in charge of making recommendations regarding additions and changes to the current World Health Organization Classification of Renal Tumors (2004). Members of the group performed an exhaustive literature review, assessed the(More)
Most (up to 71%) of renal cell neoplasms occurring in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), particularly with acquired cystic disease of the kidney (ACDK), have been reported to be papillary renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Our initial experience with tumors in such a setting indicated that many tumors were histologically difficult to classify into the(More)
BACKGROUND Historically, VHL was the only frequently mutated gene in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), with conflicting clinical relevance. Recent sequencing efforts have identified several novel frequent mutations of histone modifying and chromatin remodeling genes in ccRCC including PBRM1, SETD2, BAP1, and KDM5C. PBRM1, SETD2, and BAP1 are located(More)
Over the past few years several investigators have independently described unique low-grade renal epithelial neoplasms with clear cytoplasm, focal to diffuse papillary architecture, and occasional leiomyomatous stromal metaplasia that are not currently recognized in the World Health Organization classification of renal tumors. These tumors have been(More)
The recently recognized Xp11 translocation renal cell carcinomas (RCCs), all of which bear gene fusions involving the TFE3 transcription factor gene, comprise at least one-third of pediatric RCC. Only rare adult cases have been reported, without detailed pathologic analysis. We identified and analyzed 28 Xp11 translocation RCC in patients over the age of 20(More)
A significant number of prostate cancers have been shown to have recurrent chromosomal rearrangements resulting in the fusion of the androgen-regulated TMPRSS2 promoter to a member of the ETS transcription factor family, most commonly ERG. This results in ERG overexpression, which may have a direct causal role in prostate tumorigenesis or progression.(More)
CONTEXT Neuroblastoma is diagnosed over a wide age range from birth through young adulthood, and older age at diagnosis is associated with a decline in survivability. OBJECTIVE To identify genetic mutations that are associated with age at diagnosis in patients with metastatic neuroblastoma. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Whole genome sequencing was(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the expression of the androgen receptor (AR) in transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the bladder, and to assess whether its expression correlated with pathologic tumor stage. TCC of the bladder is three times more common in males than in females. The origin of this sex difference in incidence is unknown. METHODS We evaluated tumor(More)
PURPOSE Despite the clear demonstration that different histological subtypes of renal cell carcinoma show distinct pathogenesis and genetic alterations, the impact of histology on prognosis remains controversial. We evaluated our experience with tumor histology in patients with localized renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 1,863(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated our experience with renal cortical tumors to determine whether tumor size is associated with malignant histology and/or nuclear grade. MATERIALS AND METHODS We identified 2,675 patients treated surgically at our institution for renal cell carcinoma or a benign tumor between 1989 and 2007. Histological subtype and tumor size were(More)