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Pathologist #breastpath & #cytopath | #breastradpath| Director, Breast Path Fellowship | @BIDMCpath @BIDMChealth @harvardmed | RTs ≠ Endorsements
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Nov 20, 2020 18 tweets 8 min read
1/ #BreastRadPath with @DrJordanaP

For this tweetorial we are going to talk about how we evaluate the biomarkers ER, PR, and HER2.

@BIDMCpath @BIDMC_BreastImg @CollinsLauraC @ADamronMD @GuzmanArocho @XeniaParisi @MarcosLepeMD @DrGeeONE @smlungpathguy 2/ The biomarkers provide predictive information (how a patient may respond to targeted therapy) as well as prognostic information. It helps to organize patients into treatment groups that follow different algorithms and guidelines.
Oct 14, 2020 24 tweets 9 min read
#breastradpath with @DrJordanaP

For #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth month we want to review the process from imaging to diagnosis of breast cancer. 1/ Image It starts when a patient comes in for a screening or diagnostic mammogram. Here is @DrJordanaP reviewing #mammograms in the reading room. 2/ Image
Sep 28, 2020 11 tweets 7 min read
Case 3 #breastradpath with @DrJordanaP

44 yo woman. On req: "faint grouped microcalcs." #breastimagers separate calcs and no calcs cores into separate containers (so helpful!). There was only one block of cores with calcs. Here are the #breastpath images. Thoughts? Next steps? ImageImage You are all thinking the way I did! For cases with calcs, I always review the imaging, and in particular the specimen radiograph, to see the morphology of the calcs I should look for. Check out the imaging from @DrJordanaP 👇

Sep 17, 2020 11 tweets 4 min read
Hi #pathology tweeples! I just realized that the callus I have on my pinky is from using it to steady my hand as I dot 😂(with my green pen of course 😉). I must dot A LOT! 💪🔬

I have some #path (mostly) dotting related questions out of curiosity.

@BIDMCpath Image The #pathology tweeples have very strong opinions about dotting pen color! My tweet is inspired by this from @Chucktowndoc
Sep 15, 2020 17 tweets 12 min read
#breastradpath with @DrJordanaP

We are excited to share the first case in our #breastimaging and #breastpath correlation series! This case highlights challenges of imaging/management and the pathologic diagnosis.

@BIDMC_BreastImg @BIDMCpath #radres #radfellows Image 56 yo woman with left breast focal asymmetry and calcifications. Screening mammogram. @DrJordanaP Image
Mar 19, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
Breast biopsy for calcs. What is your diagnosis? Would you do stains? Since I’m asking that means I did 😉🔬 #breastpath @BIDMCpath @CollinsLauraC @jennpincus @RanaAldreesMD @tlabiano @lara_pijuan @ADamronMD @ariella8 @kis_lorand @TheISBP ImageImageImageImage Thanks for all the comments! Here are the stain. All (including p120, not pictured) were consistent with a lobular phenotype. ImageImage
Mar 10, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
Breast excision. What is your diagnosis? Would you do stains? #breastpath ImageImageImage Thanks everyone! This is LCIS involving collagenous spherulosis. I did IHC. The e-cad was stronger than I expected but showed granular staining so I followed up with p120 and beta-catenin to illustrate the different stains.