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immunohistochemistry

[im-yuh-no-his-toe-KEM-iss-tree] lab tests that use man-made antibodies to detect specific chemical antigens in tissues viewed under a microscope. These tests can be used to help detect and classify cancer cells. See also antibody, antigen, monoclonal antibodies.

Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... IHC stains are generally not used to look at tissue from ... flow cytometry uses
the same principles explained in the section on immunohistochemistry. ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/testingbiopsyandcytologyspecimensforcancer/testing-biopsy-and-cytology-specimens-for-cancer-special-studies

FDA Approves New Test to Identify Herceptin Candidates

... if a patient's cancer is HER2-positive and will likely respond to Herceptin:
fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and immunohistochemistry (IHC). ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/news/news/fda-approves-new-test-to-identify-herceptin-candidates

Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... IHC stains are generally not used to look at tissue from ... flow cytometry uses
the same principles explained in the section on immunohistochemistry. ...

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Special studies in cancer diagnosis

... IHC stains are generally not used to look at tissue from ... flow cytometry uses
the same principles explained in the section on immunohistochemistry. ...

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How is breast cancer in men diagnosed?

... Immunohistochemistry (IHC): In this test, special antibodies that identify the
HER2/neu protein are applied to the sample, which cause it to change ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancerinmen/detailedguide/breast-cancer-in-men-diagnosis

How is multiple myeloma diagnosed?

... known as FISH). Immunohistochemistry. ... cells they are. But this test can
look at many more cells than immunohistochemistry. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/multiplemyeloma/detailedguide/multiple-myeloma-diagnosis

How is stomach cancer diagnosed?

... Immunohistochemistry (IHC): In this test, special antibodies that stick to the
HER2/neu protein are applied to the sample, which cause cells to ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomachcancer/detailedguide/stomach-cancer-diagnosis

Cancer Glossary

... immunocytochemistry Search [im-yuh-no-sy-toe-KEM-iss-tree]. lab tests ...
immunohistochemistry Search [im-yuh-no-his-toe-KEM-iss-tree]. lab tests ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=i

Testing Biopsy and Cytology Specimens for Cancer

... IHC stains are generally not used to look at tissue from ... flow cytometry uses
the same principles explained in the section on immunohistochemistry. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003185-pdf.pdf

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... Immunohistochemistry (IHC): In this test, special antibodies that identify the
HER2/neu protein are applied to the sample, which cause cells to ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/breast-cancer-pathology