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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Tejashree A Karnik, MBBS (University of Kansas Medical Center)
Description: Aside from a few chapters dedicated to techniques in immunohistochemistry, the rest of the 23 chapters in this book deal with organ systems. Chapters are very well structured, and the book includes access to an online version. The previous edition was published in 2010.
Purpose: The purpose is to educate pathologists about the use of immunohistochemistry and theranostics in accurate diagnosis and to be better prepared to help oncologists and their patients with therapy-related decisions.
Audience: It will be useful for residents and practitioners in pathology, as well as interested oncologists.
Features: In every chapter dedicated to a particular organ system, each tumor-specific antibody is described with a brief explanation about where the antibody binds, including neoplastic or normal cells. The book has lovely tables that list the immunohistochemical profile of all the tumors. For example, in the chapter on renal neoplasms, there are separate tables listing the immunohistochemical profile for all renal tumors along with differential diagnoses. A separate section in each chapter covers theranostic applications for various tumors. Chapters on immunohistochemistry techniques include standardization methods, pitfalls, and troubleshooting artifacts in staining. The book is easy to navigate and read, and the tables make it a great reference source. Also worth mentioning are the many pictures showing various staining patterns, a good aid for visual learning.
Assessment: This is a great contribution to the field of pathology. The book will be very useful for anyone who wants to know immunohistochemistry and theranostics in detail.