New advance in breast cancer pathology and imaging

Nicoletta Urbano, Manuel Scimeca, Rita Bonfiglio, Elena Bonanno, Orazio Schillaci

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The improvement of knowledge concerning the pathology of breast cancer could provide the rationale for the development of new imaging diagnostic protocols. Indeed, as for the microcalcifications, new histopathological markers can be used as target for in vivo early detection of breast cancer lesions by using molecular imaging techniques such as positron emission tomography. Specifically, the mutual contribution of these medical specialties can 'nourish' the dream of a personalized medicine that takes into account the intrinsic variability of breast cancer. In this review, we report the main discoveries concerning breast cancer pathology highlighting the possible cooperation between the departments of anatomic pathology and imaging diagnostics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2707-2722
Number of pages16
JournalFuture Oncology
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019


  • Biomarkers, Tumor/analysis
  • Breast Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging
  • Early Detection of Cancer/methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Molecular Imaging/methods
  • Positron-Emission Tomography
  • Precision Medicine/methods


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