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Molecular Applications in Cytology

Editors: Schmitt, Fernando C. (Ed.)

  • Describes the application of molecular testing in various organs
  • Designed to be implemented in clinicians daily practice
  • Written by respected experts in their field
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About this book

This book is intended for practicing pathologists and cytopathologists, as well as for pathology trainees and cytotechnicians. It starts with a detailed description of the extremely important pre-analytical phase for molecular testing followed by a presentation of the key tests and their application in different organs, e.g. the lung or thyroid. Step-by-step instructions for the different assays, reporting and clinical integration of the test results are discussed. The authors help the reader to benefit from their experiences by providing a valuable tool for the implementation of these techniques in daily practice.


Though the use of molecular techniques is well established in surgical biopsies, to date they are not widely used in connection with cytological material. However, in some fields like lung cancer or aspirates from the pancreas and biliary tract the only available material for diagnosis is the cytological preparation a fact that has created a need for the standardization of molecular techniques on cytology.

About the authors

Professor Fernando Schmitt is currently Professor of Pathology and Medical Faculty of Porto University and Head of Molecular Pathology Unit at IPATIMUP, Porto.  After finishing Medical School in Brazil in 1983, he was Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology at the Medical Faculty of Santa Maria and Associate Professor of Anatomic Pathology at the University of São Paulo. In 2004, he started working at the Medical Faculty at the University of Porto where he was Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of Molecular Pathology Unit at IPATIMUP. From 2013-2014, Professor Schmitt was full professor of pathology at the University of Toronto and from 2014-2016 was Director of the Department of Pathology at Laboratoire National de Santé, Luxembourg.

Professor Schmitt currently is the  General Secretary of the International Academy of Cytology and President of the Portuguese Society of Cytology. He also been President of the European Federation of Cytology Societies and Chairman of the Working Group of Cytopathology of the European Society of Pathology. Professor Schmitt is a member of many journal editorial boards, including Acta Cytologica, Diagnostic Cytopathology, Cancer Cytopathology, Cytopathology, BMC Cancer and the Journal of Clinical Pathology. Professor Schmitt has published more than 400 scientific papers and is an experienced international lecturer. Together with Gary Tse and Puay Hoon Tan, he has published the book Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of the Breast with Springer in 2013.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Why Cytology for Molecular Testing? Pros and Cons

    Bubendorf, Lukas

    Pages 1-10

  • How to Prepare Cytological Samples for Molecular Testing

    Bellevicine, Claudio (et al.)

    Pages 11-28

  • Molecular Tests Use in Cytological Material (Analytical Phase)

    Balogh, Zsofia (et al.)

    Pages 29-55

  • Molecular Cytology Applications on Head and Neck

    Pusztaszeri, Marc P. (et al.)

    Pages 57-77

  • Molecular Cytology Applications on the Lung

    Lorito, Alessia (et al.)

    Pages 79-102

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74942-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-74940-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Applications in Cytology
Editors
  • Fernando C. Schmitt
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74942-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74942-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74940-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour
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