papillary thyroid carcinoma


What is HBME-1? HBME-1 (Hector Battifora Mesothelial-1) is an antibody that binds to a protein called mesothelin. This protein is normally expressed in mesothelial cells that line the body cavities but is also expressed in a type of thyroid gland cancer called papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). How is HBME-1 used in pathology? HBME-1 staining is …
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Papillary thyroid carcinoma

What is papillary thyroid carcinoma? Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer in adults. PTC develops from specialized follicular cells normally found in the thyroid gland. How is the diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma made? The first diagnosis of PTC is usually made after a procedure called a fine-needle aspiration …
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