Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2011-200009
Title: Dual-colour HER2/Chromosome 17 chromogenic in situ hybridisation assay enables accurate assessment of HER2 genomic status in gastric cancer and has potential utility in HER2 testing of biopsy samples
Authors: Yan, B.
Yau, E.X. 
Choo, S.N.
Ong, C.W. 
Yong, K.J.
Pang, B.
Salto-Tellez, M. 
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Citation: Yan, B., Yau, E.X., Choo, S.N., Ong, C.W., Yong, K.J., Pang, B., Salto-Tellez, M. (2011-10). Dual-colour HER2/Chromosome 17 chromogenic in situ hybridisation assay enables accurate assessment of HER2 genomic status in gastric cancer and has potential utility in HER2 testing of biopsy samples. Journal of Clinical Pathology 64 (10) : 880-883. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1136/jclinpath-2011-200009
Abstract: Background: Determination of HER2 protein expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) and genomic status by fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH) are important in identifying a subset of high HER2-expressing gastric cancers that might respond to trastuzumab. Although FISH is considered the standard for determination of HER2 genomic status, brightfield ISH is being increasingly recognised as a viable alternative. Also, the impact of HER2 protein expression/genomic heterogeneity on the accuracy of HER2 testing has not been well studied in the context of gastric biopsy samples. Aims/methods: To study the utility of brightfield ISH in the evaluation of HER2 genomic status, the correlation coefficient between dual-colour HER2/Chromosome 17 chromogenic in situ hybridisation (CISH) and FISH was ascertained. To study the impact of intratumoral heterogeneity on the accuracy of HER2 testing, the concordance rate of HER2 protein expression/genomic status between matched biopsies and surgical resection specimens of high HER2-expressing gastric cancers was ascertained. Results: The dual-colour CISH assay showed a 100% concordance rate with FISH results in 119 samples (Pearson correlation coefficient 0.987, p
Source Title: Journal of Clinical Pathology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109308
ISSN: 00219746
DOI: 10.1136/jclinpath-2011-200009
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