Breast pathology: Beyond morphology

Simpson, Peter T., Reis-Filho, Jorge S. and Lakhani, Sunil R. (2010) Breast pathology: Beyond morphology. Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology, 27 1: 91-96. doi:10.1053/j.semdp.2009.12.001

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Author Simpson, Peter T.
Reis-Filho, Jorge S.
Lakhani, Sunil R.
Title Breast pathology: Beyond morphology
Journal name Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0740-2570
1930-1111
Publication date 2010-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1053/j.semdp.2009.12.001
Volume 27
Issue 1
Start page 91
End page 96
Total pages 6
Place of publication Maryland Heights, MO, U.S.A.
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease and pathologists have evolved a system of classification that reflects this heterogeneity as well as provide prognostic and predictive information to manage patients. Professor Azzopardi's contribution to understanding and classifying breast disease is significant and reflected by the many articles in this issue. Nonetheless, there are limitations to the morphologic classification and new molecular methods promise to refine the biological understanding as well as provide better biomarkers for prognostication and targets for the development of novel therapeutics. The degree to which the new methods add value to the morphology remains to be seen, but there is hope that a symbiosis between morphology and molecular techniques will advance traditional histopathology and improve the care of patients with breast cancer. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keyword Breast
Cancer
Molecular pathology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Issue title: Problems in Breast Pathology Revisited

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
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