Published in Women's Health Weekly, March 17th, 2005
"Distinguishing primary ovarian carcinoma, particularly endometrioid and mucinous subtypes, from metastatic colorectal carcinoma to the ovary is often difficult on histologic examination alone. Recently, three immunohistochemical markers - CDX2, a homeobox gene encoding an intestine-specific transcription factor; alpha-methylacyl-CoA racemase (AMACR/P504S), a mitochondrial and peroxisomal enzyme with fairly restricted expression in selective tumors; and beta-catenin, an adenomatous...
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