Cancer Cytopathology

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Early View (Online Version of Record published before inclusion in an issue)

Edited By: Celeste N. Powers, MD, PhD

Impact Factor: 3.183

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 17/78 (Pathology); 95/213 (Oncology)

Online ISSN: 1934-6638

Associated Title(s): Cancer, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians


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  1. Original Articles

    1. Pediatric thyroid FNA biopsy: Outcomes and impact on management over 24 years at a tertiary care center

      Elmira Amirazodi, Evan J. Propst, Catherine T. Chung, Dimitri A. Parra and Jonathan D. Wasserman

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21750

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    2. Validation study of HPV DNA detection from stained FNA smears by polymerase chain reaction: Improving the diagnostic workup of patients with a tumor on the neck

      Hani Ibrahim Channir, Christian Grønhøj Larsen, Lise Barlebo Ahlborn, Thomas van Overeem Hansen, Thomas Alexander Gerds, Birgitte Wittenborg Charabi, Ben Vainer, Christian von Buchwald, Christel Bræmer Lajer and Katalin Kiss

      Version of Record online: 12 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21753

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      This study demonstrates that human papillomavirus DNA detection by polymerase chain reaction on previously May-Grünvald-Giemsa–stained fine-needle aspiration smears is a highly sensitive and specific assay that may facilitate a targeted diagnostic workup in patients with a tumor on the neck.

    3. Cytopathologic features of NUT midline carcinoma: A series of 26 specimens from 13 patients

      Justin A. Bishop, Christopher A. French and Syed Z. Ali

      Version of Record online: 11 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21761

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      NUT midline carcinoma is a recently described malignant neoplasm defined by rearrangements involving NUT and most often arising in the mediastinum or head and neck. The cytopathologic features of NUT midline carcinoma overlap considerably with those of other high-grade, small round cell malignancies.

    4. Variations in cancer centers’ use of cytology for the diagnosis of unresectable pancreatic cancer in the National Cancer Data Base

      Ted Gansler, Stacey A. Fedewa, Chun Chieh Lin, Ahmedin Jemal and Elizabeth M. Ward

      Version of Record online: 27 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21757

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      Cytology is an accurate, safe, cost-effective, and guideline-recommended method for the evaluation of pancreatic lesions. However, cytology (without histology) is used more than twice as often for the diagnosis of unresectable pancreatic cancer in National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers compared with community cancer centers.

  2. Editorial

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      Cytology as a diagnostic tool in the autopsy suite

      Vicki J. Schnadig

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21747

      Cytology is underused in the autopsy suite. Cytodiagnostic techniques can be used to improve autopsy quality and teaching and to limit organ removal when that is appropriate. See also pages 000-000.

  3. Original Articles

    1. Use of cytology as an auxiliary diagnostic tool in autopsies

      Luana Andrade, Vitória Lana Massarente, Stéphanie Corradini Tormin, Karina Braga Ribeiro, Geanete Pozzan and Mauro Ajaj Saieg

      Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21746

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      The number of autopsies has been decreasing over the years all over the world, mainly because of a fear of malpractice, the broad use of high-definition imaging, and the difficulty in obtaining the consent of families. Minimally invasive postmortem examinations have been advocated as a solution for promoting a wider acceptance of autopsies. In this scenario, cytology appears to be an obvious option for sample collection in these less invasive examinations, and a prospective study detailing the accuracy of using cytological samples in autopsies is of utmost current importance. See also pages 000-000.

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      Estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expression in breast cancer FNA cell blocks and paired histologic specimens: A large retrospective study

      Poonam Vohra, Benjamin Buelow, Yunn-Yi Chen, Maria Serrano, Manjiv Singh Vohra, Anna Berry and Britt-Marie Ljung

      Version of Record online: 17 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21745

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      The results of the current study demonstrate excellent agreement for estrogen receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and moderate agreement for progesterone receptor immunohistochemistry performed on cell block compared with tissue block material. All HER2-amplified cases (as determined by fluorescence in situ hybridization) were detected as either equivocal or positive HER2 immunohistochemistry staining in the same specimen on both cell and tissue blocks.

  4. Review Articles

    1. Fine-needle aspiration and core needle biopsy: An update on 2 common minimally invasive tissue sampling modalities

      Paul A. VanderLaan

      Version of Record online: 16 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21742

      Fine-needle aspiration and core needle biopsy are minimally invasive sampling modalities that have unique benefits and limitations. Appreciating these differences can help the cytopathologist choose the proper biopsy for a given clinical setting.


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