RE: Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors on DCIS

From:"Poteete, Jacquie A."

I got the message in Breast Conference this morning.  We have always done
these upon request, but it seems that ER will now be a routine order on
DCIS.  If it helps the patient, I'm all for it.

Jacquie Poteete MT(ASCP), IHC Lead Technologist
Saint Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Bell, Lynne []
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 05, 2003 9:19 AM
> To:	''
> Subject:	Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors on DCIS
> One of our pathologists just informed me that our oncologists would like
> us
> to do ER and PR's on all cases with ductal carcinoma insitu.  Is anyone
> else
> doing this?  As about 30% of the breast tissue we receive has DCIS, this
> is
> going to significantly impact our workload, which leads me to my next
> question.  Does anyone have some ideas for a small, reliable
> immunostainer?
> Thanks so much for you help,
> Lynne Bell, HT (ASCP)
> Lead Histotechnician
> Central Vermont Hospital
> Barre, VT
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