Textbook Pathology Outlines: Stains CDX2
Currently in progress, available in 09/2020
Homeobox gene that encodes a nuclear transcription factor critical for intestinal embryonic development; relatively specific for intestinal epithelium (but see positive staining below)
Also called caudal-related homeobox gene 2, caudal type homeobox transcription factor 2
Homologue of Drosophila melanogaster homeobox gene-caudal
Definition / general
A polyp is an exophytic or sessile lesion distinct from the mucosal surface and may be neoplastic or nonneoplastic
> 95% of colorectal adenocarcinoma arises from polyps
This is an exciting project that is supervised by Mayo Clinic, Rochester, and Western University, Ontario.
In this study, we will detail a case of Multiple Primary Lung Cancers in one female patient.
One of the more difficult aspects when evaluating a patient's tumor staging, prognosis, and treatment strategy is whether metastasis has occurred, a diagnosis made all the more difficult when MPLC are suspected.