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Peter B. Illei, M.D.

Primary Appointment in Pathology

1. The role of CDKN2A deletion, MTAP co-deletion and SV40 in the oncogenesis and treatment of malignant mesothelioma. 2. Development of novel FISH tests and real time PCR protocols for the diagnosis of solid tissue cancer cells in cytology specimens and formalin fixed and paraffin embedded tissue sections. Applications of laser-capture micro dissection coupled with gene expression profiling for the diagnosis of malignancies in cytology preparations and small routinely processed biopsy specimens. 3. The use of DNA profiling (fingerprinting) and laser capture micro-dissection in genotyping neoplasms in solid organ transplants recipients. 4. Detection of C-kit signalling mechanisms in thymic carcinomas.

Illei P, Feiner H, Yin H, Chan W, Symmans F, Perle MA: Interphase cytogenetic study of chromosomes 7, 18 and X in tissue scrapes of proliferative fibrocystic disease and ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. The Breast Journal, 4(4):252-7, 1998.

Illei PB, Ladanyi M, Rusch V, Zakowski M: The use of CDKN2A deletion as a diagnostic marker for malignant mesothelioma in body cavity effusions. Cancer. 2003 Feb 25;99(1):51-6.

Illei PB, Rusch V, Zakowski MF, Ladanyi M: Homozygous Deletion of CDKN2A and Co-Deletion of the Methylthioadenosine Phosphorylase Gene in the Majority of Pleural Mesotheliomas. Clin Can Res, 2003 Jun;9(6):2108-13.

Huang HY*, Illei PB*, Zhao Z, Mazumdar M, Huvos AG, Healye JH, Gorlick R, Meyers P, and Ladanyi M. Ewing sarcomas with p53 mutation or p16/p14ARF homozygous deletion: a highly lethal subset associated with poor chemoresponse. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Jan 20;23(3):548-58.

Lopez-Rios F, Illei PB, Rusch V, Ladanyi M: Multiple lines of evidence against a role for SV40 infection in human mesotheliomas and high risk of false-positive SV40 PCR results due to presence of SV40 sequences in common laboratory plasmids. Lancet, 2004 Sep 25, 364: 1157-1166.


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