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Breast and Gynecologic Pathology

Department Investigators

David Hicks Soft tissue and breast diseases
Ping Tang Early breast carcinogenesis; molecular markers and their role in breast tumor diagnoistics
Linda M. Schiffhauer Breast imaging
Xi Wang Tumor cell origin and differentiation
JiangZhou Yu Effect of Omega 3 fatty acids on breast cancer
Chawnshang Chang PTEN signal pathway in breast cancer

Current Awards

Ping Tang Predicting bone metastasis of breast cancer (NYS)

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
  • Postresidency fellowship in cytopathology
  • Breast pathology case review conference

Clinical Highlights

  • Breast pathologists: David Hicks, Linda Schiffhauer, Ping Tang, Xi Wang
  • Gynecologic pathologists: Thomas Bonfiglio, Julietta Fiscella, Linda Schiffhauer, Sharlin Varghese
  • Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the Wilmot Cancer Center includes oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and other specialists
  • GYN Oncology Conference at Highland Hospital
  • 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)