Cancer Cytopathology, a journal of the American Cancer Society, publishes research of interest to cytopathology, cytology, and pathology professionals as it relates to topics concerning the etiology of cancer, its diagnosis and prevention. The journal maintains an international scope and is considered the elite journal in the field of cytopathology.

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Retrospective analysis of cytology and high‐risk HPV testing in 1067 endocervical adenocarcinomas and precursor lesions

  •  19 February 2024

Abstract

The detection efficacy of cytology and high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) cotesting has been analyzed in a large cohort of patients with cervical glandular lesions. Cotesting can maximize the detection effect for adenocarcinoma in situ and human papillomavirus (HPV)–associated adenocarcinoma; however, cytology and hrHPV cotesting is not optimal for HPV-independent adenocarcinoma.

Detection of effusion tumor cells under different storage and processing conditions

  •  19 February 2024

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Carcinoma cells from pleural fluid can be detected using the RareCyte immunofluorescence-based detection method under different processing conditions and after short-term and long-term storage.

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Rapid on‐site evaluation of touch imprint cytology in navigation bronchoscopy for small peripheral pulmonary nodules

  •  12 February 2024

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Rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE) of cytopathology plays an important role in determining whether representative samples have been taken during navigation bronchoscopy, and histologic touch imprint cytology (TIC) samples also can be assessed using ROSE. In this study, we showed that combining conventional ROSE with TIC-ROSE can increase the concordance rate of ROSE by combining conventional ROSE with TIC-ROSE compared with conventional ROSE alone.

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The Pap test and Bethesda 2014

  •  271-281
  •  1 May 2015

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The history of “The Bethesda System” for reporting cervical cytology goes back almost 3 decades. This terminology and the process that created it have had a profound impact on the practice of cervical cytology for laboratorians and clinicians alike. Herein, we summarize the process and rationale by which updates were made to the terminology in 2014 and outline the contents of the new, third edition of the Bethesda atlas and corresponding website.

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Long‐term assessment of a multidisciplinary approach to thyroid nodule diagnostic evaluation

  •  508-516
  •  12 November 2007

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A more detailed classification of inconclusive aspirates in conjunction with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration resulted in improved preoperative detection of thyroid cancer, supporting adherence to recently published guidelines.

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The Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology: Analysis and suggestions of initial survey

  •  757-766
  •  14 July 2017

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An international panel of experts in the field of salivary gland cytology (SGC), supported by the American Society of Cytopathology and the International Academy of Cytology, conducted a survey to seek evidence and practice patterns regarding SGC. The results of the survey were used to provide focus for the proposed Milan System for Reporting Salivary Gland Cytopathology, and demonstrated strong support for the development of a unified system for reporting SGC.

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Benign‐appearing urothelial tissue fragments in noninstrumented voided urine specimens are associated with low rates of urothelial neoplasia

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The presence of urothelial tissue fragments in voided urine specimens is believed to be associated with an increased risk of urothelial neoplasia, although to the authors' knowledge only a few studies have investigated this association over the last several decades. The current retrospective analysis of 274 voided, noninstrumented urine specimens demonstrates only a small, statistically insignificant increased risk of low-grade urothelial neoplasia when benign-appearing urothelial tissue fragments are present.

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Fine‐needle aspiration cytology of articular and periarticular lesions

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Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) offers an alternative to exfoliative cytology for the diagnosis of articular and periarticular pathologic processes. Lesions like rheumatoid, gout, ganglia, pigmented villonodular synovitis, synovial chondromatosis, and synovial sarcoma can be diagnosed reliably with FNA provided that the aspiration cytopathologist is familiar the cytologic and radiologic appearance of FNA and understands the potential pitfalls that arise when interpreting mesenchymal lesions.

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Core‐needle biopsy of breast cancer is associated with a higher rate of distant metastases 5 to 15 years after diagnosis than FNA biopsy

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Core-needle and fine-needle biopsies are compared in breast cancer diagnostic procedures. Core-needle biopsies are associated with a significantly increased rate of distant metastases in this 15-year follow-up study.

See also pages 745-7.

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A growing link between antibiotics and colon cancer

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