CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Med Paediatr Oncol 2022; 43(01): 114-119
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1742439
Brief Communication

How We Use Immunohistochemistry to Arrive at a Diagnosis in Breast Lesions

Ayushi Sahay
1   Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Asawari Patil
1   Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
1   Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Centre, Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an essential tool available to pathologists for facilitating diagnosis and as well as guiding the prognosis of breast lesions. Newer markers are increasingly being added to the pathologists' armamentarium. However, the selection and interpretation of the IHC markers should be judicious. In light of an appropriate morphological assessment, they should complement each other and produce accurate reports. We have briefly outlined here the immunohistochemical approach used in the diagnosis and management of breast cancers at our tertiary care cancer center.

Authors' Contributions

AS was involved in conceptualization, designing, intellectual content, literature search, manuscript preparation, editing and review. SBD and AP contributed substantially in designing, intellectual content, manuscript editing and review.

Publication History

Article published online:
14 February 2022

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