Special Issue "Selected Highlights of the 9th Molecular Cytopathology Meeting"

A special issue of Journal of Molecular Pathology (ISSN 2673-5261).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Giancarlo Troncone
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Department of Public Health, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: molecular cytopathology; lung cancer; cytopathology; next generation sequencing; thyroid neoplasms; liquid biopsy; immunotherapy
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Prof. Philippe Vielh
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Medipath and American Hospital of Paris, Paris, France
Interests: fine needle aspiration; interventional cytopathology; rapid diagnosis; breast; thyroid; molecular cytopathology
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Dr. Pasquale Pisapia

Guest Editor
Department of Public Health, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: molecular pathology; predictive molecular pathology in solid tumors; next generation sequencing; liquid biopsies; biomarkers; target therapies; immunotherapy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecular cytopathology is a rapidly evolving field, based on the interplay between traditional microscopy and molecular pathology. Any molecular assay that has been developed on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded material can also be performed on any cytology sample with appropriate validation. However, the complexity of the preanalytical aspects, reflected in the wide range of preparations, fixation, and staining techniques adopted in different cytology laboratories, the need for a rigorous validation protocol, and the specific clinical applications require a conscious and ongoing effort to fully exploit the vast potential offered by minimally invasive cytology samples. Thus, in order to engage in a timely update on the increasing number and variety of molecular tests performed on cytologic specimens, the University of Naples Federico II has been organizing an annual molecular cytopathology meeting since 2010, providing a perspective on the evolution of molecular pathology in the field of cytopathology with updates on cytological and molecular classifications.

Even in these dramatic times of the COVID-19 pandemic, to keep the pathologists and the medical community in general updated on those aspects of modern cytopathology and molecular cytopathology, the 9th edition of the “Molecular Cytopathology Meeting”, directed by Giancarlo Troncone (University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy), together with Sinchita Roy-Chowdhuri (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA) and Maria Dolores Lozano (University Clinic of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain), has been organized as a virtual meeting. An international perspective of the practice of molecular cytopathology aims at both engaging pathologists with the clinical and therapeutic aspects of oncology and at engaging clinicians with the challenges of molecular testing on small tissue samples and standardization of molecular cytopathology methods. This Special Issue will reflect the content of the congress sessions on thyroid, pancreatobiliary, salivary gland, lung, cervical cytology, urine, serous fluid and breast, and COVID-19.

Prof. Giancarlo Troncone
Prof. Philippe Vielh
Dr. Pasquale Pisapia
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • cytopathology
  • molecular cytopathology
  • classification
  • ancillary techniques
  • cytological reports
  • molecular reports

Published Papers

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