Special Issue "Diagnostic Pathology of Breast Diseases"

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 591

Special Issue Editors

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Niš, Serbia
Interests: breast pathology; gastrointestinal pathology; dermatopathology
Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Boulevard dr Zorana Đinđića 81, 18000 Niš, Serbia
Interests: herb-drug interactions; natural products; melanopsin; gentamicin; medicinal and pharmaceutical; physiology; cell culture; apoptosis; antioxidant activity; immunohistochemistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advances in genetics and molecular pathology in recent decades have led to the identification of different molecular subtypes of breast cancer. Newer findings, on which the new classification is based, made it possible to observe significant immunohistochemical and pathohistological differences between these entities that have the same embryonic origin. These tumors are defined both by their molecular phenotype and histopathological characteristics. However, histopathological classification remains the gold standard for diagnosis in most cases. Adequate pathological–radiological correlations of breast lesions, from mammography to ultrasound-guided core biopsies of the breast, are of particular importance. The use of monoclonal antibodies enabled the determination of hormone receptors, which is both therapeutically and prognostically significant. Given that breast cancers show hormonal regulation, both in the course of their genesis and in the course of their evolution, the determination of hormone receptors enables the adequate application of appropriate antihormonal therapy. The issue of discrepancies in immunohistochemical interpretation and the issue of standardized interpretation of reactivity on immunohistochemical preparations could be solved by quantitatively using photometric methods, where specifically stained regions are distinguished based on the color of the chromogen. Additionally, information on molecular prognostic and predictive markers is of great importance: regulators responsible for the repair of damaged DNA, regulators of cell migration and proliferation, regulators of apoptosis, as well as the effect of immune check point proteins (PDL1).

Dr. Ivan R. Ilić
Dr. Pavle Randjelovic
Guest Editors

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  • breast cancer
  • ER
  • PR
  • HER2
  • Ki67
  • PDL1
  • triple-negative breast cancer
  • ultrasound-guided breast core biopsy
  • mammogram
  • pathologic–radiologic correlation

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