Pathology Reporting Articles


  • Early Stage Bladder Cancer - Do Pathology Reports Tell Us What We Need to Know?

    To assess a large national sample of bladder cancer pathology reports to determine if they contained the components necessary for clinical decision making.

    We examined a random sample of 507 bladder cancer pathology reports from the national Veterans Administration (VA) Corporate Data Warehouse to assess whether each included information on the four report components explicitly recommended by the College of American Pathologists' protocol for the examination of such specimens: histology, grade, presence vs.

    Published September 6, 2016
  • The Pathology and Molecular Genetics of Sarcomatoid Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Mini-Review.

    Sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma is a highly aggressive tumor. It is not a distinct histologic entity as it can be found in any subtypes of renal cell carcinoma. Recent molecular and genetic evidence suggest that sarcomatoid component is transformed from a common progenitor of the associated renal cell carcinoma, and the TP53 gene plays a pivotal role in this process.

    Published July 28, 2017