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Breast and Gynecologic Pathology

Clinical Service

Department Investigators

David Hicks Soft tissue and breast diseases
Linda Schiffhauer Breast imaging
Xi Wang Tumor cell origin and differentiation
Bradley Turner Identifying pathologic correlates of neoplastic precursor and metastatic lesions

Interdepartmental Collaborations


Shu-Yuan Yeh Role of androgen receptor in breast cancer

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Susan McCann Alternative therapies for breast cancer

Biomedical Engineering

Edward Brown Collagen organization in breast tumors

Educational Opportunities

  • Ph.D. program thesis opportunities in cancer biology
  • One-year breast pathology fellowship
  • Breast pathology case review conference

Clinical Highlights

  • Breast pathologists: David Hicks, Linda Schiffhauer, Xi Wang, Bradley Turner, and Ioana Moisini
  • Weekly multidisciplinary breast tumor board at Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the Wilmot Cancer Center including oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and other specialists
  • Weekly CME breast conference at Wilmot Cancer Center
  • Immunohistochemical analysis: ER, PR, HER2 and Ki-67 for guiding targeted therapy; EGFR and CK5/6 for molecular classification

Other Resources

  • Textbook Diagnostic Pathology: Breast, by David Hicks and Susan Lester (2011, 1st ed., 2016, 2nd ed.)