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COVID-19 and impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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  1. Rapid histologic diagnosis of frozen sections is essential for a variety of surgical procedures. Frozen sections however, require specialized lab equipment, are prone to freezing artifacts and are not applicab...

    Authors: Maja Carina Nackenhorst, Mohammad Kasiri, Bernd Gollackner and Heinz Regele
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:55
  2. Former single center studies indicated that HER2 assessment with two primary tumor blocks (dual block HER2 assessment) could be an efficient and practical approach to overcome the adverse impact of heterogenei...

    Authors: Chen Xu, Miaomiao Sun, Mei Jin, Zengshan Li, Rong Qin, Guoping Ren, Wenyong Sun, Lirong Chen, Lijuan Luan, Yalan Liu, Dongxian Jiang, Lingli Chen, Rongkui Luo and Yingyong Hou
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:54
  3. Primary intestinal T-cell lymphomas are uncommon malignancies that pose a diagnostic dilemma, because the clinical features and imaging findings commonly overlap with those encountered in inflammatory bowel di...

    Authors: Kashif Osmani, Eshana Shah, Bradley Drumheller, Shaun Webb, Manmeet Singh, Paul Rubinstein, John Patrick Galvin, Megan S. Lim and Carlos Murga-Zamalloa
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:53
  4. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase rearrangement-associated renal cell carcinoma (ALK-RCC) is an extremely rare tumor and ALK-RCC that mimics mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma (MTSCC) has been very reported ...

    Authors: Keita Kai, Shohei Tobu, Shinichi Kido, Shuji Mikami, Kengo Takeuchi, Akito Dobashi, Yuki Togashi, Mitsuru Noguchi and Shinichi Aishima
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:52
  5. Malignant schwannoma is a malignant tumor of differentiation of Schwann cells or perineural cells.

    Authors: Imane Boujguenna, Hind Ousehal, Atmane Zaroual, Mohamed E. L. Bouderkaoui, Abdelaziz Raji, Chihab Bouyaali, Najat Cherif Idrissi El Ganouni, Anass Fakhri and Hanane Rais
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:48
  6. We report a surgical case of urothelial carcinoma of the renal pelvis, resulting in diagnostic difficulties on cytological examination.

    Authors: Mao Takata, Motona Kumagai, Yumi Tsubata, Yoshiiku Okanemasa, Michiho Takenaka, Toshie Terauchi, Manabu Yamashita, Akihiro Shioya and Sohsuke Yamada
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:47
  7. Neuroendocrine (NE) differentiation is widely studied in non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC) however, its significance remains unclear in basaloid squamous cell carcinomas (B-SqCC). This study aims to asses...

    Authors: Kianoosh Keyhanian, William J. Phillips, Benjamin S. Yeung, Marcio Gomes, Bryan Lo and Harmanjatinder S. Sekhon
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:46
  8. In breast cancer (BC) Ki-67 cut-off levels, counting methods and inter- and intraobserver variation are still unresolved. To reduce inter-laboratory differences, it has been proposed that cut-off levels for Ki...

    Authors: Anette H. Skjervold, Henrik Sahlin Pettersen, Marit Valla, Signe Opdahl and Anna M. Bofin
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:45
  9. Ocular cystinosis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by intralysosomal cystine accumulation in renal, ophthalmic (cornea, conjunctiva), and other organ abnormalities. Patients with ocular cys...

    Authors: Latifa Chkioua, Yessine Amri, Chaima Saheli, Wassila Mili, Sameh Mabrouk, Imen Chabchoub, Hela Boudabous, Wissem Ben Azzouz, Hadhami Ben Turkia, Salima Ferchichi, Neji Tebib, Taieb Massoud, Mohamed Ghorbel and Sandrine Laradi
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:44
  10. Authors: Yumiko Hori, Katsutoshi Hirose, Michio Ozeki, Kenji Hata, Daisuke Motooka, Shinichiro Tahara, Takahiro Matsui, Masaharu Kohara, Hiroki Higashihara, Yusuke Ono, Kaishu Tanaka, Satoru Toyosawa and Eiichi Morii
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:43

    The original article was published in Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:19

  11. Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcomas (EMCs) are solid tumors that have been genetically and biologically characterized. Only a few studies have discussed the role of the KIT gene or CD117 expression in EMCs, iden...

    Authors: Chen Wang, Zhi-Jie You, Xiao-Yan Chen, Jie Lin and Yi-Juan Wu
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:42
  12. Distinguishing benign lesion from early malignancy in melanocytic lesions of the nail unit still remains a diagnostic challenge, both clinically and histopathologically. While several immunohistochemistry (IHC...

    Authors: Young Jae Kim, Chang Jin Jung, Hyoungmin Na, Woo Jin Lee, Sung Eun Chang, Mi Woo Lee, Chan-Sik Park, Youngkyoung Lim and Chong Hyun Won
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:41
  13. To explore whether the “WSI Stitcher”, a program we developed for reconstructing virtual large slide through whole slide imaging fragments stitching, can improve the efficiency and consistency of pathologists ...

    Authors: Dandan Han, Jun Liao, Meng Zhang, Chenchen Qin, Mengxue Han, Chun Wu, Jinze Li, Jianhua Yao and Yueping Liu
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:40
  14. IFI16 plays an important role in innate immunity against invasive microbial infection by sensing double-stranded DNA viruses due to caspase-1-dependent inflammasome activation and subsequent maturation and sec...

    Authors: Li Liu, Shuangshuang Xie, Cheng Li, Yue Guo, Xiaoyan Liu, Xiuhua Zhao, Qiang Li and Wenjun Du
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:39
  15. The occurrence of endocrine cell micronests in ovarian tumors is rarely reported. To our knowledge, there are only three prior cases reported to date: one occurring in an ovarian mucinous cystadenoma, one in a...

    Authors: Katrina Collins, Sheila Segura and Michael Hwang
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:37
  16. The early detection of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection to improve disease management becomes the greatest challenge. Despite the high sensitivity of RT-PCR, not only it was reported that 20–67% of inf...

    Authors: Somaye Ghasemi, Narges Nazari Harmooshi and Fakher Rahim
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:36
  17. Hemangioblastoma is an indolent mesenchymal tumor most frequently occurring in the central nervous system (CNS), but can also arise extraneuraxially, as part of Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease or in sporadic t...

    Authors: Xintong Wang, George K. Haines III, Meenakshi Mehrotra, Jane Houldsworth and Qiusheng Si
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:34
  18. Most of malignant melanomas originate from skin and often metastasize to the lungs, rarely metastasizes to the liver and bone. However, imageology characters of lung metastasis tumor are commonly similar to th...

    Authors: Juan Sun, Yun-Zhu Zhu, Pan-Pan Shao, Jing Ke, Wei Wang, Qiu-Lin Sun, Jia-Bin Li and Jun Cheng
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:33
  19. To improve identification of patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) at high risk for metastatic disease, the DecisionDx-SCC assay, a prognostic 40-gene expression profile (40-GEP) test, was deve...

    Authors: Sherri Borman, Jeff Wilkinson, Lauren Meldi-Sholl, Clare Johnson, Kelsey Carter, Kyle R. Covington, Alison L. Fitzgerald, Sarah J. Kurley, Aaron S. Farberg, Matthew S. Goldberg, Federico A. Monzon, Kristen Oelschlager and Robert W. Cook
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:32
  20. Despite a reported cardiac injury in patients with new coronavirus infection, the possibility and specifics of genuine viral myocarditis in COVID-19 remains not fully clear.

    Authors: Evgeniya Kogan, Yuriy Berezovskiy, Olga Blagova, Anna Kukleva, Lyudmila Semyonova, Evgeniy Gretsov and Atadzhan Ergeshov
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:31
  21. Pulmonary enteric adenocarcinoma (PEAC) has distinctive clinical outcomes, radiographic, pathological and molecular characteristics. The prognosis of patients with PEAC was poor. However, molecular profiles an...

    Authors: Min Xie, Dong Chen, Yong Li, Xiansheng Liu, Dong Kuang and Xiaochen Li
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:30
  22. SWI/SNF-related, matrix-associated, actin-dependent regulator of chromatin, subfamily A, member 4-deficient thoracic sarcoma (SMARCA4-DTS) is a rare disease that has recently been described as an entity. It is...

    Authors: Yusuke Kito, Keisuke Kawashima, Chiemi Saigo, Masayoshi Hasegawa, Shusuke Nomura, Takuya Mikamo, Yuki Hanamatsu, Yasuhiro Matsuo and Tamostu Takeuchi
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:29
  23. The underlying mechanism of IgA vasculitis (IgAV) and IgA vasculitis with nephritis (IgAVN) remains unclear. Therefore, there are no accurate diagnostic methods. Lipid metabolism is related to many immune rela...

    Authors: Ying Liu, Min Wen, Qingnan He, Xiqiang Dang, Shipin Feng, Taohua Liu, Xuewei Ding, Xiaoyan Li and Xiaojie He
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:28
  24. Anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene rearrangements, have been identified in approximately 2-7% of patients with lung adenocarcinoma (LUAD). However, co-occurrence of double ALK fusions in one patient was rare. ...

    Authors: Hong Tao, Zhe Liu, Jing Mu, Fei Gai, Zhan Huang and Liang Shi
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:27
  25. Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) is a high-grade malignant pulmonary neuroendocrine tumour. The distinction of pulmonary large cell carcinoma (LCC) and LCNEC is based on the presence of neuroendocri...

    Authors: Zuoyu Liang, Weiya Wang, Qianrong Hu, Ping Zhou, Ying Zhang, Yuan Tang, Qian Wu, Yiyun Fu, Xue Li, Yang Shao and Lili Jiang
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:26
  26. Pulmonary carcinoid tumors rarely coexist with non-small cell lung carcinoma, and only nine cases have been reported previously. The pathogenesis and origin of these combined tumors remain unclear because of i...

    Authors: Chihiro Inoue, Sachiko Konosu-Fukaya, Kazuhiro Murakami, Ryoko Saito-Koyama, Hirofumi Watanabe, Hideki Mitomo, Naoya Ishibashi, Takafumi Sugawara, Toshiharu Tabata, Hironobu Sasano and Yasuhiro Nakamura
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:25
  27. Currently, breast cancers are divided into four major molecular subtypes. The distinction between the luminal A and luminal B subtypes is mainly based on the cellular proliferation indices and is assessed by t...

    Authors: Dorsay Sadeghian, Hana Saffar, Pouya Mahdavi Sharif, Vahid Soleimani and Behnaz Jahanbin
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:24
  28. The incidence of tongue cancer in young adults is on the rise. This trend is more pronounced in females. Although the aetiology is still unclear, there is mounting evidence that genetic syndromes can play a ke...

    Authors: Takako Eva Yabe, Kylie King, Susan Russell, Laveniya Satgunaseelan, Ruta Gupta, James Chen and Bruce Ashford
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:23
  29. SWItch Sucrose Non-Fermentable (SWI/SNF) chromatin-remodeling complex functions collectively as a tumor suppressor and the inactivation of any of its constituent components is frequently associated with tumor ...

    Authors: Wenjuan Xu, Haiying Dong, Guoqing Ru and Ming Zhao
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:22
  30. Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor 5 (LGR5) is a strong cancer stem cell marker in colorectal cancer; however, there are many unclear aspects of LGR5 expression in pancreatic cancer. It has...

    Authors: Masato Kamakura, Takeshi Uehara, Mai Iwaya, Shiho Asaka, Shota Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Nakajima, Yasuhiro Kinugawa, Tadanobu Nagaya, Takahiro Yoshizawa, Akira Shimizu, Hiroyoshi Ota and Takeji Umemura
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:21
  31. Ki-67 standard reference card (SRC) and artificial intelligence (AI) software were used to evaluate breast cancer Ki-67LI. We established training and validation sets and studied the repeatability inter-observ...

    Authors: Lina Li, Dandan Han, Yongqiang Yu, Jinze Li and Yueping Liu
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:20
  32. Fibro-adipose vascular anomaly (FAVA) is a rare and new entity of vascular anomaly. Activating mutations in the phosphatidylinositol-4,5-bisphosphate 3-kinase catalytic subunit alpha (PIK3CA) gene were identified...

    Authors: Yumiko Hori, Katsutoshi Hirose, Michio Ozeki, Kenji Hata, Daisuke Motooka, Shinichiro Tahara, Takahiro Matsui, Masaharu Kohara, Hiroki Higashihara, Yusuke Ono, Kaishu Tanaka, Satoru Toyosawa and Eiichi Morii
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:19

    The Correction to this article has been published in Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:43

  33. As a rare salivary gland malignancy, clear cell carcinoma (CCC) is easily misdiagnosed. This study identified the features that allow better recognition of the clinicopathological and molecular characteristics...

    Authors: Lanlan Xuan, Suxia Wang, Jianguo Wei, Jianwei Yuan and Honggang Liu
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:18
  34. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) using monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies is a useful diagnostic method for detecting pathogen antigens in fixed tissues, complementing the direct diagnosis of infectious diseases b...

    Authors: Hamadou Oumarou Hama, Gérard Aboudharam, Rémi Barbieri, Hubert Lepidi and Michel Drancourt
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:17
  35. The human amphoterin-induced gene and open reading frame (AMIGO) was identified as a novel cell adhesion molecule of type I transmembrane protein. AMIGO2 is one of three members of the AMIGO family (AMIGO1, 2,...

    Authors: Keisuke Goto, Mitsuhiko Osaki, Runa Izutsu, Hiroshi Tanaka, Ryo Sasaki, Akimitsu Tanio, Hiroyuki Satofuka, Yasuhiro Kazuki, Manabu Yamamoto, Hiroyuki Kugoh, Hisao Ito, Mitsuo Oshimura, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara and Futoshi Okada
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:16
  36. Currently, FLT3 internal tandem duplication (ITD) is tested by fragment analysis. With next-generation sequencing (NGS), however, not only FLT3 ITD but also other mutations can be detected, which can provide more...

    Authors: Jin Ju Kim, Kwang Seob Lee, Taek Gyu Lee, Seungjae Lee, Saeam Shin and Seung-Tae Lee
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:14
  37. STAT3 plays an important role in cervical cancer. LC3B, the most potential molecular biomarker of autophagy that may promote or inhibit cancer progression, can be downregulated by STAT3. However the role of ST...

    Authors: Lin Wu, Bowen Shen, Junpeng Li, Huirong Zhang, Ke Zhang, Yao Yang, Zhenyu Zu, Dongxiang Shen and Min Luo
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:13
  38. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathological factors and prognosis of mucinous carcinoma (MC) with infiltrative invasion, MC with expansile invasion, and high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC).

    Authors: Taira Hada, Morikazu Miyamoto, Hiroki Ishibashi, Hiroko Matsuura, Soichiro Kakimoto, Hideki Iwahashi, Hitoshi Tsuda and Masashi Takano
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:12
  39. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is the major risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in East Asia. Here we aimed to further investigate the abundance of viral antigen and DNA within HBV-related HCC an...

    Authors: Ye Zheng, Mingzhu Xu, Dong Zeng, Haitao Tong, Yuhan Shi, Yanling Feng and Xiaonan Zhang
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:11
  40. UPK2 exhibits excellent specificity for urothelial carcinoma (UC). UPK2 evaluation can be useful in making the correct diagnosis of UC. However, UPK2 detection by immunohistochemistry (IHC) has relatively low ...

    Authors: Jiangli Lu, Ming Zhao, Chenyan Wu, Chengbiao Chu, Chris Zhiyi Zhang and Yun Cao
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:10
  41. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has been recognized as one of the frequently occurring opportunistic infections (OIs) reported in the patients having human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/...

    Authors: Lei Sun, Jia-min Chen, Kun Yang, Liang Zhang, Zhi-yuan Ma, Xiang-mei Chen, Man Li, Xingang Zhou, Ping Li, Hong-xin Zhao, Jiang Xiao, Li-ming Qi and Peng Wang
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:9
  42. Yolk sac tumor (YST) is a germ cell tumor. It is primarily located in the gonads but can also occur extragonadally (extragonadal yolk sac tumor - EGYST), most commonly in the pelvis, retroperitoneum or mediast...

    Authors: Vladimír Šámal, Tomáš Jirásek, Vít Paldus, Igor Richter and Ondřej Hes
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:8
  43. A number of biomarkers have the potential of differentiating between primary lung tumours and secondary lung tumours from the gastrointestinal tract, however, a standardised panel for that purpose does not exi...

    Authors: Bachar Alabdullah and Amir Hadji-Ashrafy
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:7
  44. Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a sporadic, highly malignant tumor with a poor prognosis. The abdomen and pelvis have been reported as the primary localization sites. However, to the best of our...

    Authors: Jiayu Zhou, Qingling Li, Baihua Luo, Xiaodan Fu, Chunlin Ou, Xiaomei Gao, Zhijie Xu, Deyun Feng and Keda Yang
    Citation: Diagnostic Pathology 2022 17:6

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