Ying Zhang,Nan Jiang,Dongdong Qian,Xiangzhou Li,Yu Zhou,Jia Mei,Xiaohui Cao. Application of non-small cell lung cancer pleural effusion cell blocks in molecular pathological detection. Oncol Transl Med, 2014, 13: 157-161.
Application of non-small cell lung cancer pleural effusion cell blocks in molecular pathological detection
  
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KeyWord:carcinoma; non-small cell lung (NSCLC); pleural effusion; cell block; immunohistochemistry; fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH); mutation
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Ying Zhang Department of Pathology, 81 Hospital of PLA, Nanjing 210002, China 
Nan Jiang School of Pharmacy, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China 
Dongdong Qian Institute and Hospital of Stomatology, Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing Stomatological Hospital, Nanjing 210008, China 
Xiangzhou Li Department of Pathology, 81 Hospital of PLA, Nanjing 210002, China 
Yu Zhou Department of Pathology, 81 Hospital of PLA, Nanjing 210002, China 
Jia Mei Department of Pathology, 81 Hospital of PLA, Nanjing 210002, China 
Xiaohui Cao Department of Pathology, 81 Hospital of PLA, Nanjing 210002, China 
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Abstract:
      Objective: The tumor tissues used in molecular pathological detection were usually obtained by surgery, which would cause trauma and may not be suitable for the terminal cancer patients. This paper evaluated the value of the non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) pleural effusion cell blocks as tumor tissues replacement materials in the application of molecular pathological detection. Methods: Tumor cells were made into cell blocks through stratified centrifugal from 30 NSCLC patients with the pleural effusion. The immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and gene sequencing methods were employed in our experiments. Results: The tumor cells of cell block section were rich and could keep part of histological structure. Immunohistochemistry staining could assist diagnosis and tumor parting. Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) FISH-positive was found in 33.33% of the group, high polysomy in 6 cases, amplification in 4 cases. EGFR gene mutations were found in 8 cases of 30 samples, with an incidence of 26.67%, 6 cases were detected in the exon 19, and 2 cases were detected in the exon 21. Conclusion: The NSCLC pleural effusion cell blocks are useful for the diagnosis and determining the primary source of tumor, instructed targeted therapy.
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