Accurate interpretation of bone marrow specimens is highly dependent on two factors: the quality of the sample obtained during the procedure and the quality of specimen processing, in particular the preparation of the bone marrow aspirate smears.
Recent studies reveal that tumor HPV status is an independent prognostic factor for overall survival and progression-free survival among patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas.
When indeterminate thyroid results are reported, there are options available for clinicians and their patients to obtain additional diagnostic information, which may help in deciding whether or not to have surgery.
Incyte Diagnostics Adopts ToGA Guidelines: Gastric and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Testing for HER2 Status - IHC vs. FISH
At Incyte Diagnostics, we have adopted the ToGA guidelines. We will test a patient’s first biopsy with IHC for HER2 with reflex to ISH (FISH or CISH) for equivocal HER2 by IHC results.
Determining classification of breast cancer subtypes is important to oncologists and their patients because it helps them formulate an individualized treatment approach that will provide the highest efficacy, lowest toxicity and best chance for a good outcome.
In March 2012, four major organizations - preventative, professional and governmental - jointly issued new guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Major changes are listed in this article.
Until recently, a diagnosis of metastatic melanoma was often accompanied with a poor prognosis for treatment.
Early detection of serous ovarian cancer would save the lives of many women, but there is no reliable screening test that has the sensitivity or the specificity to be useful in clinical practice.
Cystic thyroid nodules (CTN) are very common and are frequently aspirated for cytology examination. In what follows, I attempt to summarize notes, key points, and my experience with cystic lesions.
There is often confusion (and even controversy) among healthcare providers regarding the proper evaluation and management of ASC, especially ASC-H.