Virchows Archiv

http://link.springer.com/journal/428

List of Papers (Total 334)

The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology/European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology/European Society of Pathology Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Cervical Cancer

Background:Despite significant advances in the screening, detection, and treatment of preinvasive cervical lesions, invasive cervical cancer is the fifth most common cancer in European women. There are large disparities in Europe and worldwide in the incidence, management, and mortality of cervical cancer.Objective:The European Society of Gynecological Oncology (ESGO), the...

Progression of urothelial carcinoma in situ of the urinary bladder: a switch from luminal to basal phenotype and related therapeutic implications

The stratification of bladder cancer into luminal and basal tumors has recently been introduced as a novel prognostic system in patient cohorts of muscle-invasive bladder cancer or high-grade papillary carcinomas. Using a representative immunohistochemistry panel, we analyzed luminal and basal marker expression in a large case series (n = 156) of urothelial carcinoma in situ (CIS...

Immune cell expression of TGFβ1 in cancer with lymphoid stroma: dendritic cell and regulatory T cell contact

Although cancer tissue generally shows limited immune responses, some cancers abound with lymphocytes, which generally show favorable prognosis. These cancers, despite their rarity, are important in analyzing immune responses in cancer tissue. Transforming growth factor β1 (TFGβ1) is a multifunctional cytokine, generally having an immunosuppressive function. The present study...

Dilemmas for the pathologist in the oncologic assessment of pancreatoduodenectomy specimens

A pancreatoduodenectomy specimen is complex, and there is much debate on how it is best approached by the pathologist. In this review, we provide an overview of topics relevant for current clinical practice in terms of gross dissection, and macro- and microscopic assessment of the pancreatoduodenectomy specimen with a suspicion of suspected pancreatic cancer. Tumor origin, tumor...

The metaplastic mosaic of Barrett’s oesophagus

Barrett’s oesophagus surveillance biopsies represent a significant share of the daily workload for a busy histopathology department. Given the emphasis on endoscopic detection and dysplasia grading, it is easy to forget that the benefits of these screening programs remain unproven. The majority of patients are at low risk of progression to oesophageal adenocarcinoma, and periodic...

Innovating undergraduate pathology education through public engagement

The trends in modern undergraduate medical education focus on a patient-centred approach through problem-based learning over the traditional modular curriculum. Integrating pathology into this style of learning has resulted in the dilution of core scientific principles which may have contributed to reduced understanding and interest in the subject. We aim to innovate pathology...

Tissue microarray is suitable for scientific biomarkers studies in endometrial cancer

The aim of this study was to define the concordance between tissue microarrays (TMAs) of different sizes and whole slide for 15 different antibodies in endometrial cancer and study the use of TMAs in preoperative endometrial samples. Cores of preoperative and hysterectomy specimens of 14 endometrial cancer and three atypical hyperplasia cases were collected in TMA blocks. Two 0.6...

The landscape of genetic alterations in ameloblastomas relates to clinical features

Ameloblastoma is a mostly benign, but locally invasive odontogenic tumor eliciting frequent relapses and significant morbidity. Recently, mutually exclusive mutations in BRAF and SMO were identified causing constitutive activation of MAPK and hedgehog signaling pathways. To explore further such clinically relevant genotype-phenotype correlations, we here comprehensively analyzed...

Multicenter validation of cancer gene panel-based next-generation sequencing for translational research and molecular diagnostics

The simultaneous detection of multiple somatic mutations in the context of molecular diagnostics of cancer is frequently performed by means of amplicon-based targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS). However, only few studies are available comparing multicenter testing of different NGS platforms and gene panels. Therefore, seven partner sites of the German Cancer Consortium...

The incidence, mutational status, risk classification and referral pattern of gastro-intestinal stromal tumours in the Netherlands: a nationwide pathology registry (PALGA) study

Symptomatic gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are infrequent with an incidence of 12.7 per million inhabitants in the western population. We studied whether the incidence of GIST has further increased between 2003 and 2012 and assessed the frequency of mutations, risk groups, histological subtypes and immunohistochemistry results. From PALGA, the nationwide Dutch Pathology...

Correction to: Ki67 labeling index: assessment and prognostic role in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms

The authors of the above article have correct the caption for Figure 3 – namely the second sentence – clarifying the information depicted within the picture correcting the Ki67 index percentage. Figure 3 and the corrected caption can be found below.

Gut microbiome: a new player in gastrointestinal disease

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract harbors a diverse and host-specific gut microbial community. Whereas host-microbe interactions are based on homeostasis and mutualism, the microbiome also contributes to disease development. In this review, we summarize recent findings connecting the GI microbiome with GI disease. Starting with a description of biochemical factors shaping microbial...

Correction to: Abstracts

In Poster Sessions, the first-author name was missing from the authorship group originally listed for Abstract PS-13-001 (page S176), entitled “Gastric carcinoma with lymphoid stroma: Analysis of microsatellite instability and Epstein-Barr virus status”. The correct authorship group is shown above.

Correction to: Abstracts

Due to an error with the registration system, the following abstract was regrettably omitted from the Poster Sessions. The abstract should have been included as PS-13-116 and displayed on page S199.

Correction to: Abstracts

In Oral Free Paper Sessions, the first-author name was missing from the authorship group originally listed for Abstract OFP-04-012 (page S14), entitled “Differentiating primary pulmonary squamous cell carcinoma from squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix metastatic to the lung: Histological and immunohistochemistry study”.