Discordance of HER2 Positive Classic Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Between IHC/FISH and Oncotype DX: A Case Report and Literature Review
Corresponding AuthorKhin Su Mon
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA
A B S T R A C T
The classical-type of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) usually expresses high levels of estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) and does not over-express human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) and has a low level of expression of the proliferative marker. Their prognosis is comparable with those of histologic grade 1-2 invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). HER2 status is prognostically significant and has a huge impact on clinical management; thus, its correct testing and evaluation are critical. Discordant results for HER2 between immunohistochemistry (IHC)/fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and Oncotype DX (ODX) testing can be occasionally seen and cause confusion among clinicians. Here, we present a case of classical ILC (cILC), which was HER2 positive by IHC/FISH but negative by ODX. We also review relevant literature and provide a possible explanation for this discordancy and suggestions on how to approach the discordant results and guide the clinical management.
Article TypeCase Report and Review of the Literature
Publication historyReceived: Wed 18, May 2022
Accepted: Thu 02, Jun 2022
Published: Tue 14, Jun 2022
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