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Accelerating type-specific ovarian carcinoma research: Calculator for Ovarian Subtype Prediction (COSP) is a reliable high-throughput tool for case review.
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PMID:  24033430     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
AIMS: The recent recognition that ovarian carcinoma is composed of five distinct disease entities has served to increase the value of accurate histotyping. Reliable identification of histotypes is essential for the success of studies testing novel therapies, as well as for biomarker discovery research. The aim of this study was to examine the utility of a nine-marker immunohistochemical (IHC) panel, designated the Calculator for Ovarian Subtype Prediction (COSP), to reliably reproduce the consensus diagnosis of two expert gynaecological pathologists.
METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 423 cases from the AGO-OVAR11 trial were evaluated using the COSP IHC panel, and compared to original diagnoses from >100 local contributing pathologists and independent expert gynaecopathology review. The overall concordance between COSP and expert review was 89%; in cases where a local pathologist's diagnosis was confirmed by COSP, the expert gynaecopathologist also agreed in 97.5% of cases.
CONCLUSIONS: The incorporation of COSP into a high-throughput diagnostic review algorithm will decrease the need for expert review by identifying a small number of difficult cases that truly require expert review. This modification will serve to increase the efficiency of the diagnostic review process, which will probably serve to reduce operational costs and expedite translational studies on ovarian carcinoma.
Stefan Kommoss; Cyrlil Blake Gilks; Friedrich Kommoss; Christine Chow; Felix Hilpert; Andreas du Bois; Martin Köbel; David G Huntsman; Michael Anglesio; Steve E Kalloger; Jacobus Pfisterer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-7-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Histopathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1365-2559     ISO Abbreviation:  Histopathology     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704136     Medline TA:  Histopathology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Tuebingen University, Tuebingen, Germany.
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