Breast Pathology - Masters of Pathology Series

The Oakstone Institute Specialty Review

Keep up with best practices and improve your diagnostic skill set in this critical sub-specialty with a concise, 15-lecture review. Ideal for MOC.

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Expand Your Diagnostic Skill Set with This Concise Review

Breast Pathology - Masters of Pathology Series focuses on best practices and current concepts in breast pathology and is designed to vastly improve physician skill sets in the practice of 21st century breast pathology. The program focuses on lab quality issues, accurate diagnosis of lesions, stromal and fibroepithelial breast tumors and proper biomarker interpretation of breast carcinomas. Led by a renowned breast pathologist, David J. Dabbs, MD, it will significantly enhance your diagnostic skills and help to improve patient outcomes via a concise presentation of 15 state-of-the-art lectures.

The course will help you to better:

  • Discuss the proper fixation and tissue processing for breast core biopsies, excisional biopsies and mastectomy specimens.
  • Recognize the most common inflammatory and reactive lesions of the breast and distinguish them from malignant tumors.
  • Distinguish lobular from ductal lesions, distinguish fibroepithelial tumors, recognize rare types of breast carcinoma, and identify breast tumors that occur in children.
  • Understand the principles of antibodies used in breast pathology to make accurate diagnoses.
  • Understand the critical importance of hormone receptor and Her2 analysis.
  • Discuss the molecular classification of breast cancers and understand the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast tumors.

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based review, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in breast pathology provides a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or audio CDs, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you may expand your knowledge of this critical sub-specialty. This activity meets the American Board of Pathology's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Part II (CME and SAMs) Lifelong Learning and self assessment.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

  • Gross Examination and Reporting of Breast Specimens - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Inflammatory and Reactive Lesions of Breast - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Fibrocystic Change,and Benign Proliferative Lesions- Duct Epithelial Hyperplasia, Adenosis, Papilloma and Radial Scar - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Fibroepithelial Lesions - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Columnar Cell Lesions, Flat Epithelial Atypia, Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia and Low Grade DCIS - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Invasive Ductal Carcinoma: Morphology, Metrics and Molecular Classification - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Lobular Neoplasia and Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: Morphology, Metrics and Molecular Classification - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Diagnostic Immunohistology of the Breast - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Theranostics: Biomarker Testing for Breast Carcinomas - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Molecular Testing for Breast Carcinomas - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Special Types of Invasive Carcinomas - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Rare Types of Breast Carcinoma and Metastasis to the Breast - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and the Breast Specimen - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Mesenchymal and Hematopoetic Tumors of the Breast - David J. Dabbs, MD
  • Breast Tumors in Children, Adolescents and Males - David J. Dabbs, MD

Course Director

David J. Dabbs, MD

  • Professor and Chief of Pathology
  • Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Chief of Breast Pathology
  • UPMC Health System

Accreditation Statement

Oakstone Publishing, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

Oakstone Publishing, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: September 15, 2015
Date Credits Expire: September 15, 2018

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

This activity meets the American Board of Pathology's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements for Part II (CME and SAMs) Lifelong Learning and self assessment.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this CME activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss the proper fixation and tissue processing for breast core biopsies, excisional biopsies and mastectomy specimens.
  • Recognize the most common inflammatory and reactive lesions of the breast and be able to distinguish them from malignant tumors.
  • State the most common fibroepithelial tumors of the breast and be able to distinguish them from each other based on established diagnostic criteria and outcomes.
  • Be able to recognize columnar cell alterations and distinguish them from atypical duct hyperplasia, usual duct hyperplasia, duct carcinoma in situ and flat epithelial atypia.
  • Be able to distinguish lobular from ductal lesions and discuss their molecular classification and surrogates and understand why this is important for laboratory metrics.
  • Understand the principles of antibodies used in breast pathology to make accurate diagnoses, and understand their pitfalls of interpretation.
  • Understand the critical importance of hormone receptor and Her2 analysis using immunohistochemistry and how proper use of these tests drive patient therapies.
  • Be able to discuss the molecular classification of breast cancers and understand the immunohistochemical surrogates of this classification.
  • Be able to list and accurately recognize special and rare types of breast carcinoma, and accurately distinguish them from metastasis to the breast.
  • Understand the role of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) for breast tumors, and be able to accurately assess breast specimens from patients who have had NACT.
  • Outline the tumors that occur in children and adolescents and be able to discuss how they differ from their adult counterparts.
  • List the common mesenchymal and hematopoetic tumors that occur in the breast and be able to accurately diagnose them.

Intended Audience

Pathologists in practice and pathology residents in training, those interested in breast pathology.

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