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Autores: Lozano, María D; Echeveste, José Ignacio; Abengozar, Marta; et al.
ISSN 0003-9985  Vol. 142  Nº 3  2018  págs. 291 - 298
CONTEXT: - The rapid advances in targeted therapies in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) make the optimization and implementation of cytology specimens for molecular testing a priority. Up to 70% of patients with NSCLC are diagnosed at advanced stages and tissue biopsies often cannot be taken. Although cytology samples provide high-quality material for molecular testing, molecular cytopathology is not yet well known or widely used. OBJECTIVE: - To report the many advances in molecular cytopathology and the suitability and utility of cytology samples in molecular and genetic testing of NSCLC. DATA SOURCES: - Data sources comprised published peer-reviewed literature and personal experience of the authors. CONCLUSIONS: - Molecular testing can be performed on cytologic specimens, especially on direct smears. Rapid on-site evaluation by cytopathologists has improved the adequacy and the management of cytology samples for molecular testing. Mutational profiling of NSCLC using next-generation sequencing can be performed on cytology samples from very small amounts of DNA. Fluorescence in situ hybridization assays on cytology specimens, including stained direct smear, offer some distinct advantages over their histologic counterpart, and are used to detect ALK and ROS1 rearrangements in NSCLC. Cytology specimens allow assessment of the entire tumor cell nucleus, avoiding signal loss from truncation artifacts. The use of cytology samples for assessing programmed death ligand-1 protein expression is currently being developed. Protocols for bisulfite conversion and DNA droplet digital polymerase chain reaction assays have been optimized for cytology smear to investigate aberrant DNA methylation of several NSCLC-related genes
Autores: de Andrea, CE; Abengozar, Marta; Mejías, Luis Daniel; et al.
ISSN 0893-3952  Vol. 31  Nº Supl. 2  2018  págs. 158 - 158
Autores: Idoate, Miguel Ángel; Mejías, Luis Daniel; Abengozar, Marta; et al.
ISSN 0893-3952  Vol. 31  Nº Supl. 2  2018  págs. 74 - 74
Autores: Lozano, María D; Aguirre, María Mercedes; et al.
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 12  Nº 1  2017  págs. S519 - S520
Autores: Lozano, María D; Mejías, Luis Daniel; Abengozar, Marta; et al.
ISSN 1556-0864  Vol. 12  Nº 1  2017  págs. S503 - S503
Autores: Abengozar, Marta; Fernández-Aceñero MJ; Chaves S; et al.
ISSN 0344-0338  Vol. 208  Nº 4  2012  págs. 235-9
In a recent report, tumor thickness at the tumor-normal interface (TNI) was confirmed as a prognosticator for patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal carcinoma after adjuvant chemotherapy. We retrospectively reviewed the hepatectomy specimens with metastasis from colonic adenocarcinoma in a single tertiary hospital. Only 23 patients could be included in this study. Following the recommendations by Maru et al., two independent pathologists, blinded to the outcome of the patients, measured the tumor thickness at the TNI in hematoxylin-eosin stained representative slides of the hepatectomy specimens. The outcome was estimated as the time elapsed between hepatectomy and death due to disease (disease-specific survival; DSS). Two patients showed a complete pathological response, 16 cases a major response, and 5 cases a minor pathological response. The mean thickness at the TNI was 0.73mm (0.01-2.5). The ROC analysis defined a cut-off point of 1.34mm best discriminated between patients with a good and a poor prognosis. The mean thickness at the TNI for patients dying of disease was 1.99 (1.06 for survivors). A comparison of the survival curves confirmed that thickness at the TNI was a significant predictor of disease-free survival (p=0.025). This study demonstrates the value of tumor thickness and TNI in predicting disease-free survival. These results are consistent with previous studies demonstrating that thickness of TNI is an important prognostic variable following hepat
Autores: Fernández-Aceñero, MJ; Abengozar, Marta; Chaves Portela, S; et al.
ISSN 2039-7275  Vol. 11  Nº 3  2011  págs. e44
We have reviewed the electronic biopsies database files of the Department of Surgical Pathology, Fundación Jiménez Díaz in Madrid (Spain). In this time period (1998-2010) we have found 3 pancreatic metastasis and 5 splenic metastasis. Two of the pancreatic metastases were originated in clear cell renal cell carcinomas. The last pancreatic metastasis was from a malignant cutaneous melanoma diagnosed and treated 8 years before. As for splenic metastasis, three of them were diagnosed during the abdominal surgery for primary therapy of the tumour (2 ovaries and one endometrium), while the remaining 2 corresponded to metastasis from a lung primary diagnosed 1 year before and a colonic primary diagnosed 6 years before. The patients with splenic metastasis died on the short term with progression of the disease despite resection of the splenic lesions, while the patients with pancreatic metastasis have survived longer.