2014 Diagnostic Breast Pathology: An Update On Selected Topics
“Diagnostic Breast Pathology” has been planned to provide pathologists with a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of challenging but common breast lesions.
Emphasis will be placed on difficult differential diagnoses with major clinical implications, such as columnar cell lesions, papillary lesions, variants of lobular carcinoma, triple negative carcinoma and special subtypes of breast carcinoma as tubular, mucinous and micropapillary.
The course will also provide pathologists with an update on breast core needle biopsy procedures and interpretation, addressing areas of recurrent diagnostic difficulty and related clinical implications. Cases that illustrate diagnostic challenges and management issues on core biopsy material will be selected for discussion. The value and limitations of immunohistochemistry as an ancillary testing in Diagnostic Brest Pathology will be discussed.
An update on sentinel lymph node and its implication in prognosis of breast cancer will be also discussed.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 14 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- Increase in pathologists familiarity with different kind of Breast malignant lesions in order to improve their ability to recognize different entities which share similar patterns
- Update the knowledge of Columnar cell lesions, Papillary and Fibroepithelial tumors of the Breast in order to avoid misunderstanding malignant lesions from look-alike benign.
- Improve knowledge of Breast core needle biopsy procedures and interpretation, addressing areas of recurrent diagnostic difficulty and related clinical implications.
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Associate Professor of Pathology
- 14.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 14.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.