Diagnostic Immunohistochemistry in Tumor Metastasis



Immunohistochemistry (IHC) refers to the process of localizing antigens (e.g. proteins) in cells of a tissue section using antibodies that bind specifically to these antigens in bisological tissues Ramos-Vara (Vet Pathol 42:405–426, 2005). Immunohistochemical staining is widely used in the diagnosis of abnormal cells such as those found in cancerous tumors and in metastasis Webster et al. (J Histochem Cytochem 57:753–761, 2009).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Centre Hospitalier Affilié Universitaire de Québec, Hôpital l’Enfant-JésusFaculty of Medicine, Laval UniversityQuebecCanada

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