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An essential reference for all pathologists and residents, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition includes more than illustrations in color, informative tables and 22 revised chapters written by internationally recognized experts. Discussion of each specific entity is organized to include general information, etiology, and epidemiology followed by clinical features, pathologic findings, differential diagnosis, clinical behavior, and treatment.

This clear organization is applied throughout the book and allows the reader to quickly access key information in every chapter. About the authors Dr. Robert J. Kurman, M. TeLinde Distinguished Professor of Gynecologic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and former Director of the Division of Gynecologic Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where his career was devoted to diagnosis, research, and teaching in the field of gynecologic pathology.

His research activities began in the early s with studies of germ cell tumors of the ovary and testis and gestational trophoblastic disease at which time he pioneered the application of immunohistochemistry IHC on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue.

These studies were among the first describing how IHC could be applied to surgical pathology. During this time, he also undertook studies on the relationship of endometrial hyperplasia to carcinoma which led to the development of a classification system of endometrial hyperplasia that was later adopted by theWorld Health Organization.

In the late s and s, his work on establishing the link between HPV and cervical cancer played a role in the application of molecular testing for HPV as a screening tool. In the last 15 years, he has focused on elucidating the pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian cancer. By collaborating not only with other pathologists but also with molecular biologists and epidemiologists, he has demonstrated the value of a multimodal approach to ovarian cancer research.

His vision has led to the proposal of a new disease model, which synthesizes clinical observations and pathobiological mechanisms and validates conceptual hypotheses with molecular data, thereby bringing new insights to the field. For example, based on morphologic and molecular genetic studies, a dualistic model of ovarian carcinogenesis was developed, which has now become widely accepted in the field.

In addition, the studies implicating a precursor lesion in the fallopian tube as the origin of many so-called ovarian carcinomas have dramatically changed our thinking on this subject, with important implications for ovarian cancer screening and prevention. His research has resulted in the publication of nearly original peer-reviewed papers and over review articles and book chapters.

He has recruited and mentored pathologists and researchers who have become distinguished gynecologic pathologists. He is sought after as a lecturer worldwide and has contributed to the advancement of the field through his leadership in professional societies, including being President of the International Society of Gynecologic Pathologists, participation in international committees, and membership on editorial boards of numerous journals.

In recognition of his scholarship and leadership activities, he was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Austrian Society of Pathologists.

Lora Hedrick Ellenson, M. Upon completing the Anatomic Pathology program, she joined the laboratory of Drs. Bert Vogelstein and Ken Kinzler as a post-doctoral fellow. She simultaneously trained as a Gynecological Pathologist with Dr. Robert Kurman. Following her initial work studying the molecular biology of colon cancer, at the request of Dr.

Kurman, she joined the Department of Pathology in the Division of Gynecologic Pathology where she established an independent research program to study the molecular genetics of endometrial carcinoma. In , she moved to Weill Cornell Medical College to oversee the division of Gynecologic Pathology, where she remained for 21 years. Reflecting her expansive interests Dr.

Ellenson has, throughout her career, maintained an NIH funded laboratory and simultaneously practiced diagnostic gynecologic pathology. Robert Kurman and Brigitte Ronnett. Brigitte M. Ronnett, M. She completed residency training in pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, a surgical pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and both surgical pathology and gynecologic pathology fellowships at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Her clinical efforts are focused on a large gynecologic pathology consultation practice. Her research efforts have focused on ovarian mucinous tumors, uterine cervical and endometrial pathology, and hydatidiform moles.


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