Breast malignant, males, children
In situ carcinoma
Basal-like DCIS

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 18 October 2016, last major update February 2012

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PubMed Search: Basal like DCIS

Cite this page: Basal-like DCIS. website. Accessed March 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Classified based on immunohistochemistry or gene expression profiling (Breast Cancer Res 2006;8:R61), not morphology
  • 8% of DCIS
  • Of academic interest only, not currently used clinically
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Solid, flat or micropapillary
  • High nuclear grade, comedonecrosis, intense lymphocytic infiltrate
Microscopic (histologic) images

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H&E and stains

H&E and variable CK5/6 staining

Positive stains
Negative stains