Journal article

Role of immunohistochemistry in the era of genetic testing in MYC-positive aggressive B-cell lymphomas: a study of 209 cases

Rishu Agarwal, Stephen Lade, Danny Liew, Toni-Maree Rogers, David Byrne, Frank Feleppa, Surender Juneja, David A Westerman

Journal of Clinical Pathology | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2016

Abstract

AIMS: MYC rearrangements with or without BCL2 rearrangements have been shown to be associated with poor prognosis and inferior survival in diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCL). Most of these cases are still diagnosed by fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) testing, which is expensive, requires expertise and is not routinely available in all laboratories. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is widely available and has the potential to be used as a screening test to identify cases with increased protein expression and select cases that require confirmatory testing. We correlated the expression of MYC and BCL2 by IHC with FISH studies in an attempt to define a cut-off value, which can be used by l..

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