Immunohistochemical detection of estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 expression in breast carcinomas: Comparison on cell block, needle-core, and tissue block preparations Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Biopsy, Fine-Needle
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Receptor, ErbB-2
  • Receptors, Estrogen
  • Receptors, Progesterone

abstract

  • Alcohol fixation did not affect ER results in breast carcinoma, but it may alter tumor cell PR antigenicity. The authors concluded that CB samples could be used to triage patients for tamoxifen therapy, but they are not reliable for the assessment of HER2 status; therefore, CB results should be correlated with results from NC or TB samples.

publication date

  • December 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncy.20034

PubMed ID

  • 19551847

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 279

end page

  • 88

volume

  • 117

number

  • 4