Books for Pathologists
Breast pathology

Revised: 16 October 2015

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Atkins: Practical Breast Pathology
By Kristen Atkins
2012 (1st ed), 352 pages, 600 illus, $279 list
Apply a systematic pattern recognition method to achieve more accurate diagnoses with Practical Breast Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach. Using a practical, pattern-based organization, this volume in the Pattern Recognition series guides you efficiently and confidently through the evaluation of even the most challenging neoplastic and non-neoplastic specimens in breast pathology, and also highlights patterns crucial to radiologic diagnosis.
Aydiner: Breast Disease
By Adnan Aydiner, Abdullah Igci and Atilla Soran
2015, 298 pages, 39 illus, $159 list (Spr)
This first of two volumes provides and in-depth account of breast disease characteristics, imaging and diagnosis. Covering from breast anatomy and tumor biology to benign and malignant lesions this is an indispensable companion for breast specialists, medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists. The book is organised in themed parts exploring topics such as epidemiology, risk factors, genetic biomarkers, pathological evaluation of tumors and biopsy techniques.
Barhe: Omics Approaches in Breast Cancer
By Debmalya Barhe
2014, 545 pages, 60 illus, $110 list
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in females that accounts for highest cancer specific deaths worldwide. In the last few decades research has proven that breast cancer can be treated if diagnosed at early stages and proper therapeutic strategy is adopted. Omics-based recent approaches have unveiled the molecular mechanism behind the breast tumorigenesis and aid in identification of next-generation molecular markers for early diagnosis, prognosis and even the effective targeted therapy. Significant development has taken place in the field of omics in breast cancer in the last decade.
Bhargava: Simplified and Illustrated Breast Pathology
By Rohit Bhargava
2015, 180 pages, 300+ illus, $87 list
Simplified and Illustrated Breast Pathology is a concise and highly illustrated guide to breast pathology and pathological terminology, authored by Professor Rohit Bhargava from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The book is divided into nine chapters, explaining uncommon pathology reports with the help of over 300 full colour, annotated clinical images.
Cangiarella: Breast Cytohistology
By Joan Cangiarella, Aylin Simsir and Sana O. Tabbara
2013 (1st ed), 257 pages, 500 illus, $170 list
Each volume in this richly illustrated series, published in association with the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, provides an organ-based approach to the cytological and histological diagnosis of small tissue samples. Benign, pre-malignant and malignant entities are presented in a well-organized and standardized format, with high-resolution color photomicrographs, tables, and lists of key specific morphologic criteria. Example vignettes allow the reader to assimilate the diagnostic principles in a case-based format. This volume provides comprehensive coverage of both surgical pathology and cytopathology of breast lesions. With a focus on malignant tumors, the full spectrum of inflammatory disorders, benign lesions, and hyperplasias are also covered in detail. Advantages and disadvantages of aspiration and core biopsy are discussed, as well as ancillary testing such as hormonal and molecular markers.
Chinyama: Benign Breast Diseases: Radiology - Pathology
By Catherine N. Chinyama
2013 (2nd ed), 299 pages, 104 illus, $139 list
The second edition of this book has been extensively revised and updated. There has been a lot of scientific advances in the radiology, pathology and risk assessment of benign breast lesions since the publication of the first edition. The first edition concentrated on screen-detected lesions, which has been rectified. New symptomatic and screen-detected lesions are discussed in the second edition and include: mastitis and breast abscess, idiopathic granulomatous mastitis, diabetic mastopathy, phyllodes tumour, gynaecomastia and pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia. The chapters on columnar cell lesions and mucocele-like lesions have been extensively updated. Where applicable, genetic analysis of the benign lesions which in breast cancer is becoming part of personalised medicine has been included. The book includes detailed analysis of the main models such as the Gail Model used to assess the subsequent risk of breast cancer in individuals. The current trend in the management of all cancers is preventative. Screening mammography detects early curable cancers as well as indeterminate lesions. These indeterminate mammographic lesions are invariably pathologically benign.
Dabbs: Breast Pathology
By David Dabbs
2012 (1st ed), 816 pages, 1750 illus, $359 list
Breast Pathology, edited by Dr. David J. Dabbs - leading expert in breast pathology and author of the best-selling reference Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry - presents an integrated and highly visual approach to breast pathology. This in-depth resource combines international perspectives and expertise on genomic and molecular information, clinical presentation, gross and microscopic pathologic findings, radiologic and laboratory diagnosis, immunohistochemistry, and theranostics so you can accurately diagnose the full spectrum of breast diseases.
de la Garza-Salazar: Inflammatory Breast Cancer
By Jaime de la Garza-Salazar
2012 (1st ed), 160 pages, 45 illus, $189 list
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer that occurs in women of all ages, and, rarely, in men. Variable disease presentation means that this disease is often undetected and patients with this diagnosis have a poor prognosis. Inflammatory Breast Cancer brings together the existing clinical information on inflammatory breast cancer. The content covers epidemiology, risk factors, diagnosis, histopathology and staging, therapy and management of patients with this disease. Recent advances in therapy have improved the prognosis of this type of cancer considerably, making this text a timely addition to the literature. This book is an essential tool for medical, surgical and clinical oncologists specialising in breast cancer, who will inevitably encounter this rare but pernicious disease.
El-Tamer: Principles and Techniques in Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgery
By Mahmound Bahij El-Tamer
2012 (1st ed), 252 pages, 45 illus, $129 list
Oncoplastic breast cancer surgery is one of the fastest-growing domains in breast surgery. This approach is continuing to gain practice acceptance due to increased emphasis on both optimum cosmetic outcome and maintenance of a sound oncologic basis. This book summarizes the basic principles and techniques using evidence-based data. Patient images and comprehensive drawings complete this practical guide for surgeons who treat diseases of the breast.
Falconieri: Breast Pathology
By Giovanni Falconieri
2011 (1st ed), 176 pages, $75 list
Breast Pathology, the second volume in the Demos Surgical Pathology Guides series covers the full range of key breast entities and diagnoses that pathologists can expect to see in daily practice. The chapters cover benign and malignant entities found in the breast including proliferative and pre-invasive epithelial lesions, invasive carcinoma, proliferative stromal and miscellaneous mesenchymal lesions, and metastatic tumors to the breast.. Breast Pathology is highly illustrated throughout and provides a handy summary and quick reference guide for pathology residents and less experienced pathologists. In addition, it serves as a portable "refresher course" or MOC review tool for more experienced pathologists.
Georgian-Smith: Breast Imaging and Pathologic Correlations: A Pattern-Based Approach
By Dianne Georgian-Smith
2014, 608 pages, $180 list
Effectively overcome difficult diagnostic challenges with Breast Imaging and Pathologic Correlations: A Pattern-Based Approach. This atlas is based on the morphology of the BIRADS Lexicon and not the pathology entities. It illustrates the "how" and "why" of breast imaging, whether via mammography or ultrasound and uses a case-based approach to walk you through a wide range of common and uncommon findings and correlates imaging patterns to pathology, helping you build your pattern recognition skills so you can diagnose breast cases with complete confidence.
Hicks: Diagnostic Pathology: Breast
By David Hicks
2011, 500 pages, 1055 illus, $299 list
Diagnostic Pathology: Breast is filled with superior medical images, including gross and microscopic pathology, a wide range of supportive immunohistochemistry, and detailed medical illustrations with numerous examples of morphologic findings. For each anatomical site, you’ll find CAP cancer staging and specimen handling protocols—one of the most useful hallmarks of the series—plus detailed immunohistochemistry panels to accompany the images. In addition, uncommonly discussed topics such as pathology of breast cancer status post neoadjuvant chemotherapy and recurrent breast cancer are covered. You'll also find new information on breast cancer classification, including profiles and classification of breast cancer based on DNA copy number changes, gene expression profiling and immunophenotyping. An added emphasis is placed on special challenges, pitfalls and potential limitations of needle core biopsies as well as on the role of immunohistochemistry in the differential diagnosis in breast pathology. This handsome volume will guide the reader through the intricacies of breast pathology and the diagnosis of breast-related diseases.
Hoda: Rosen's Breast Pathology
By Syed A. Hoda, Edi Brogi, Fred Koerner, Paul Peter Rosen
2014 (6th ed), 1400 pages, 1900 illus, $400 list
Precise pathological diagnosis of breast disease is the most critical factor in determining treatment and establishing prognosis. The Fourth Edition of Rosen's Breast Pathology provides the most comprehensive, updated information on diseases of the breast. Intended primarily for pathologists, the book will be an indispensible reference for all surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, as well as other physicians and medical personnel who require a thorough knowledge of breast pathology to provide optimal care for their patients.
Khan: Precision Molecular Pathology of Breast Cancer
By Ashraf Khan, Ian Ellis, Andrew Hanby, Ediz Cosar, Emad Rakha and Dina Kandil
2015, 338 pages, $107 list (Spr.)
This volume provides a comprehensive review of the molecular mechanisms involved in precancerous lesions and benign and malignant breast tumors. Given the complex molecular pathways in breast cancer biology, the book simplifies these complex mechanisms and highlights the practical issues important for daily practice. Sections are structured to review breast carcinogenesis and the role of familial predisposition and stem cells in initiation and progression of breast cancer. In-depth chapters present morphologic and molecular correlations in precancerous and malignant breast lesions, while outlining highly practical issues that are in practice today in breast pathology, such as evaluation of estrogen, progesterone receptors, and HER-2.
Lakhani: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast (4th Ed, Vol 4)
Edited by Lakhani, S.R., Ellis. I.O., Schnitt, S.J., Tan, P.H., van de Vijver, M.J.
2012 (4th ed), 400 pages, $162 list
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast is the fourth volume of the 4th Edition of the WHO series on histological and genetic typing of human tumours. This authoritative, concise reference book provides an international standard for oncologists and pathologists and will serve as an indispensable guide for use in the design of studies monitoring response to therapy and clinical outcome. Diagnostic criteria, pathological features, and associated genetic alterations are described in a strictly disease-oriented manner. Sections on all recognized neoplasms and their variants include new ICD-O codes, epidemiology, clinical features, macroscopy, pathology, genetics, and prognosis and predictive factors. The book, prepared by 90 authors from 24 countries, contains more than 340 colour photographs, tables and figures, and more than 1600 references.
Mohsin: Frozen Section Library: Breast
By Syed Mohsin
2011 (1st ed), 123 pages, 125 illus, $139 list
The Frozen Section Library series provides concise, user-friendly, site specific handbooks that are well illustrated and highlight the pitfalls, artifacts and differential diagnosis issues that arise in the hurried frozen section scenario. Frozen Section Library: Breast provides an easy reference and pocket book about the nuances of adequately handling breast specimens in a fashion that meets the increasingly complex environment of breast pathology. The pros and cons of frozen section versus use of touch imprint as well as related quality assurance requirements are addressed. Other less common uses of intraoperative evaluation, such as diagnosis and margin evaluation are described. The volume includes recommended guidelines for evaluation and documentation of specific gross pathologic features, in conjunction with radiological imaging. Techniques and protocols for such examinations are illustrated. The volume closes with an overview of the newly published guidelines for handling a variety of breast specimens, which are intended to be used for assessment of predictive factors.
O'Malley: Breast Pathology
By Frances P O'Malley and Sarah E Pinder
2011 (2nd ed), 400 pages, 400 illus, $185 list
Breast Pathology, a title in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series, provides all of the most essential information on the pathological entities encountered in practice in an easy-to-use format. Drs. Frances P. O'Malley, Sarah E. Pinder, and Anna Marie Mulligan provide unparalleled expert guidance for the study and diagnosis of a broad spectrum of breast lesions as well as the broad range of appearances of normal breast tissue. The consistent, practical format with a wealth of illustrations, at-a-glance boxes, and tables, along with online access at, make this title ideal for quick reference for both novices and experienced breast pathologists
Palazzo: Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology
By Juan Palazzo
2011 (1st ed), 264 pages, $140 list
Difficult Diagnoses in Breast Pathology" will have a special focus on the difficult diagnostic problems in breast disease for the surgical pathologist: needle core biopsy interpretation, diagnosis of precursor lesions and early stage disease, recognition of neoplastic mimics and other misleading variants, and other particularly difficult areas including appropriate use of newer immunohistochemical markers, where appropriate. Prognostic questions and early staging are of special importance in the pathologist's collaboration with oncology clinicians and, increasingly, in informing patients and participating in ongoing management assessment. Throughout, the emphasis will be on a visual presentation with high-quality images on the more difficult problems and questions that the pathologist is likely to have in evaluation of breast disease. In this book, each chapter is authored by recognized expert in the area. It features: hundreds of high-quality images; tables and key points in each chapter that summarize the most important findings; and offers coverage based on addressing in detail the real-world diagnostic problems the pathologist will face in daily practice.
Rosen: Breast Pathology: Diagnosis by Needle Core Biopsy
By Paul Peter Rosen
2010, 432 pages, 1100 illus, $225 list
Edited by two eminent authorities on breast pathology, this heavily illustrated text offers essential guidance on diagnostic evaluation of needle core biopsies. The focus is on the most common and challenging differential diagnostic problems encountered in these specimens. More than 1,100 full-color illustrations depict the entire spectrum of breast pathology seen in needle core biopsies. This edition includes new information on issues in the diagnosis of solid papillary carcinoma; molecular studies of microglandular adenosis; carcinoma with basal phenotype; the e-cadherin immunostain in the diagnosis of lobular carcinoma; use of immunostains to distinguish between papilloma and low-grade papillary carcinoma; and use of myoepithelial immunostains in the diagnosis of microinvasive carcinoma. The book also includes new data on treatment and prognosis.
Sanders: Breast Pathology
By Melinda Sanders, Jean Simpson and David Elder
2014 (1st ed), 304 pages, $160 list
Based on actual cases drawn from the extensive breast pathology consultation practice at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Breast Pathology covers the full classification of breast tumors and focuses on especially challenging differential diagnoses or unusual and problematic morphologic presentations. Using a pattern-based approach, each case is presented as a difficult diagnostic choice with two or even three possible diagnoses for the pathologist. For each case there is a description illustrating an expert's diagnosis and analysis, along with commentary providing additional context on the evaluation of such specimens. The book places special emphasis on avoiding diagnostic pitfalls. Each case discussion is supported with several high quality color photomicrographs that facilitate an extensive visual history and learning experience. Brief references to the literature are also included.
Rosen: Tumors of the Mammary Gland (Vol 7)
By Paul Peter Rosen and Harold A. Oberman
1993, 382 pages, $59 list
The expanded size and scope of this third edition of Tumors of the Mammary Gland reflect the explosive growth of information relating to breast disease that has occurred in the last 25 years. The comprehensive text begins with an introduction that traces the controversial issue of precancerous or proliferative breast lesions from the first fascicle (authored in 1950 by Stewart) to the present. Nearly 25% of the 382 pages of text and 593 illustrations are devoted to the pathology of benign proliferative lesions, atypical hyperplasia, and in-situ carcinoma. The classification of mammary tumors employed in this volume is based on one adopted by the World Health Organization in 1981. However, the listing has been substantially expanded to include more than 20 specific entities described in succeeding years. Subheadings have also been added for a number of clinicopathologic conditions with distinctive pathologic characteristics such as occult carcinoma presenting with axillary lymph node metastases. The text includes sections on mammary gland anatomy, developmental and physiological abnormalities, and inflammatory conditions. Extensively illustrated sections describe benign proliferative lesions, benign epithelial tumors, fibroepithelial neoplasms (fibroadenoma and cystosarcoma), atypical hyperplasia and in-situ carcinoma of lobules and ducts, 17 subtypes of invasive carcinoma, breast tumors in children, tumors of the male breast, mesenchymal tumors, and Iymphoid neoplasms. Separate sections are devoted to the TNM staging of carcinoma, unusual clinical manifestations of breast carcinoma, the pathology of axillary lymph nodes, cytologic diagnosis of breast lesions, and the pathologic examination of breast specimens. Of particular note are discussions of papillary neoplasms, atypical hyperplasia and in-situ carcinoma, prognostic markers in carcinoma, and vascular neoplasms. The detailed histopathological descriptions consider differential diagnosis and discuss the role of immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, and other procedures for establishing the pathologic diagnosis. The clinical characteristics of the lesions are described, and the current treatment options reported in the literature are summarized.
Schnitt: Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast
By Stuart Schnitt
2012 (2nd ed), 512 pages, 300 illus, $164 list
A practical guide for the diagnostic surgical pathologist, this new edition of Biopsy Interpretation of the Breast presents the diverse spectrum of pathologic alterations that occur in the breast in a manner analogous to that in which they are encountered in daily practice. Lesions are grouped together according to their histologic patterns rather than by the traditional benign-malignant categorization in order to simulate the way pathologists face these lesions as they examine microscopic slides on a daily basis. The role of adjunctive studies in solving diagnostic problems in breast pathology is emphasized where appropriate. In addition, the clinical significance and impact on patient management of the various diagnoses are discussed and key clinical and management points highlighted.
Schnitt: Breast Pathology: Diagnosis and Insights, An Issue of Surgical Pathology Clinics
By Stuart Schnitt
2012 (1st ed), $99 list
Clinically accessible information for pathologists on histology, molecular pathology, differential diagnosis, and clinical overview is presented. Common and rare entities are covered with an abundance of images to highight key features. Topics for pathologists covering the fast moving field of breast pathology include: Less common variants and mimics of DCIS; Invasive lobular carcinoma and its variants; Important inflammatory and reactive lesions; Small glandular proliferations; Vascular lesions of the breast; Combined epithelial-myoepithelial lesion; Immunhistochemical pitfalls in the diagnosis of breast lesions; Pathology considerations in patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy; Molecular classification of breast cancer: Jorge Reis-Filho; Prognostic factors for patients with breast cancer: Traditional and New
Taghian: Breast Cancer
By Alphonse Taghian
2012 (1st ed), 192 pages, $85 list
Radiation Medicine Rounds is a trinary, hard cover, periodical designed to provide an up-to-date review of a dedicated radiation medicine topic of interest to clinicians and scientists who are involved in the care of patients receiving radiotherapy. It is intended to serve as both a reference and instructional tool for students, housestaff, fellows, practicing clinicians, medical physicists, cancer biologists, radiobiologists, and interdisciplinary colleagues throughout the oncology spectrum. This issue of Radiation Medicine Rounds discusses the more salient topics surrounding the role of radiation therapy in breast cancer. The specialty of radiation therapy has increased in complexity over the years, yet as technology improves, the goal of improving outcomes while decreasing toxicity remains critical. Breast Cancer provides the practitioner with a full current overview of the present best practices and recent research in management of this complex and challenging cancer.
Tavassoli: Tumors of the Mammary Gland (Vol 10)
By Fattaneh A. Tavassoli, Vincenzo Eusebi
2009, 418 pages, $150 list
This tenth fascicle of the Atlas of Tumor Pathology focuses on the morphology of breast legions. This volume is composed of 18 chapters, an appendix, and contents sections. It contains 474 figures, some of which include more than one image. All illustrations in this 418-page book are in full color. Ductal proliferative lesions and in situ ductal carcinomas are evaluated according to Dr. Tavassoli's ductal intraepithelial neoplasia (DIN) terminology. A chapter on DIN provides an update of Dr. Tavassoli's current approach and, moreover, gives the reader a chance to understand the proposed differences compared to WHO classification. Breast carcinomas are discussed in three categories: major types, low-grade carcinomas, and rare carcinomas. The definitions of tumor types; alternative terminologies; macroscopic, micrscopic, and cytologic findings are comprehensively detailed. This Atlas will serve as a guide to both general and breast pathologists on the way to diagnosis.
Tavassoeli: World Health Organization: Tumours of the Breast and Female Genital Organs
By F.A. Tavassoeli
2003 (1st ed), 432 pages, $101 list
This WHO classification covers the female and male breast, ovaries, fallopian tumors, uterine cervix, uterine corpus, vulva, vagina and inherited tumor syndromes. It includes a comprehensive classification of benign and malignant neoplasms. Targeted readership includes pathologists, gynaecologists, surgeons, oncologists, and basic scientists. Similar to the previous volumes of the series, the book includes numerous color photographs, magnetic resonance images, CT scans and charts. In addition to its pathology and genetics, each lesion is described with its epidemiology, etiology, clinical features, as well as prognosis and predictive factors.
Thomas: Breast Cancer and its Precursor Lesions
By Patricia Thomas
2010 (1st ed), 102 pages, 46 illus, $139 list
Rather than an exhaustive review of all the pathologic conditions of the female breast, Breast Cancer and its Precursor Lesions focuses on the current knowledge, understanding and issues related to breast cancer and its benign lesions that are associated with an increased risk for the subsequent development of cancer. This book targets the language, diagnostic terms and critical communication that must take place between primary care physicians, breast surgeons, oncologists, and general surgical pathologists interested in the pathologist’s perspective on these important diseases. The volume also reviews the current terminology and how to read or write meaningful pathology reports on these entities, the foils and nuances of the pathology and implications for management, and up to date issues in genomics and proteomics of these conditions. The text is succinct, fully informative, and written in “plain language”. All chapters are presented in a uniform fashion, and supplemented by high-quality illustrations and tables. Breast Cancer and its Precursor Lesions will be of great value to pathologists as well as primary care physicians, breast surgeons, and oncologists for understanding breast pathology and its implications for management.
Tot: Breast Cancer
By Tibor Tot
2011 (1st ed), 216 pages, 391 illus, $139 list
The theory of the sick lobe states that breast carcinoma is a lobar disease developing most often within a single lobe, meaning that, at an early stage, breast carcinoma occupies a limited, anatomically well-defined portion of the breast. This theory unites observed patterns from the genetic, developmental and morphological perspectives, into an overall concept. Breast Cancer: A Lobar Disease, presents this hypothesis and its consequences. The body of evidence, pro and contra, generated in recent years is presented in this volume. The chapters, all authored by leading experts in their respective areas, gather evidence from the perspectives of epidemiology, genetics, radiology, anatomy, developmental biology, morphology, endoscopy, ultrasound and therapeutics to give the reader a full picture of recent developments regarding the sick lobe hypothesis. Tibor Tot, MD PhD is Head of the Pathology and Clinical Cytology Department at the Central Hospital of Falun, in Sweden; breast cancer expert of the National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden; and regular Course Director of the breast pathology program, the official educational program for Swedish residents in clinical pathology, oncology, radiology and surgery.
Tot: Practical Breast Pathology
By Tibor Tot, Laszlo Tabar, Peter Dean
2014 (2nd ed), 206 pages, $130 list
Focused on a modern, interdisciplinary approach to diagnosing and managing diseases of the breast, this concise book builds on the high standard set in the previous edition. It provides a complete foundation in the basic principles, radiologic appearance and underlying pathology of breast disease, without overwhelming non-pathologist members of the team with excessive detail. For effective communication at every level, Practical Breast Pathology, Second Editionprovides the clear information, case examples and superb illustrations that make it an ideal clinical problem solver.