Rina Kansal

Rina Kansal
Versiti, Inc. · Molecular Oncology and Genetics

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July 2013 - June 2015
University of California, Los Angeles
Position
  • Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology
October 2010 - June 2013
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Position
  • Hematopathologist
January 2004 - January 2005
Medical College of Wisconsin
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
July 1980 - December 1985
Maulana Azad Medical College University of Delhi
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (27)
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The diagnosis of any genetic predisposition to any malignancy carries profound significance for the patient and the family, with implications for clinical management that differ from when there is no identifiable heritable cause. The presence of a genetic predisposition to develop hematologic neoplasms is under-recognized. Therefore, such genetic p...
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The 2016/2017 World Health Organization (WHO2016/2017) classification for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) includes new entities with gene mutations in NPM1 (AML-NPM1mut) and biallelic CEBPA (AML-biCEBPAmut). To retrospectively identify and study these new molecularly defined WHO2016/2017entities, we reviewed clinicopathologic data and pretherapy archi...
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Objectives: To evaluate feasibility of assessing T-cell receptor γ (TRG) clonality by next-generation sequencing (NGS) in hematolymphoid tissues. Methods: We evaluated TRG clonality using NGS and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assays in blood, bone marrow, and formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues in 41 archived cases, including 21 benign c...
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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a genetically heterogeneous myeloid malignancy that occurs more commonly in adults, and has an increasing incidence, most likely due to increasing age. Precise diagnostic classification of AML requires clinical and pathologic information, the latter including morphologic, immunophenotypic, cytogenetic and molecular g...
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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a genetically heterogeneous myeloid malignancy that occurs more commonly in adults, and hasan increasing incidence, most likely due to increasing age. Precise diagnostic classification of AML requires clinical and pathologicinformation, the latter including morphologic, immunophenotypic, cytogenetic and molecular gen...
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A 4-month-old male infant presented with severe developmental delay, cerebellar, brainstem, and cutaneous hemangiomas, bilateral tumors (vestibular, hypoglossal, cervical, and lumbar spinal), and few café-au-lait macules. Cerebellar and lumbar tumor biopsies revealed venous telangiectasia and intraneural perineuroma, respectively. Sequencing NF1, N...
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Rapid adoption of next generation sequencing (NGS) in genomic medicine has been driven by low cost, high throughput sequencing and rapid advances in our understanding of the genetic bases of human diseases. Today, the NGS method has dominated sequencing space in genomic research, and quickly entered clinical practice. Because unique features of NGS...
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In nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL), little is known about the presence of intranodular clusters of cytologically activated lymphoid cells producing a moth-eaten pattern histologically. This pilot study of 32 NLPHL cases from Finland ascertained (1) the frequency of the intranodular clusters of activated lymphoid cells, (2) t...
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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a well-known but rare disease that may occur at any age with markedly variable clinical features: self-regressive, localized, multiorgan, aggressive, or fatal outcome. Congenital LCH is rare and often clinically benign. While LCH is characterized by a clonal proliferation of Langerhans cells, its etiology is u...
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Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is most common in Asia and is driven by Epstein-Barr virus infection. These tumors usually arise in the nasal region; in rare cases they can involve extranasal sites, most often skin, with involvement of the breast being rare. Lymphomas arising adjacent to breast...
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Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN) is a rare and aggressive malignancy that usually presents with diffuse cutaneous lesions. While a favorable response to therapy occurs in a majority of cases, a sustained long-term response is uncommon. Most patients subsequently relapse within a year. In the following report, we present the case...
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate fluorescence in situ hybridization abnormalities of the 2p23 anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene loci in lymphomas with anaplastic morphology. We studied 24 anaplastic large cell lymphomas (ALCL) classified by World Health Organization criteria [17 primary nodal/systemic (10 ALK+, 7 ALK-), seven primary c...
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We describe 15 patients (9 children) with precursor B-cell (pB) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) with surface immunoglobulin (sIg) light chain restriction revealed by flow cytometric immunophenotyping (FCI). The same sIg+ immunophenotype was present at diagnosis and in 3 relapses in 1 patient. In 15 patients, blasts were CD19+ CD10+ (bright coexp...
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We studied 42 cases of splenic small B-cell lymphoma (SBL) (21 women, 21 men; aged 32-82 years; median, 65 years) with a definitive diagnosis by the World Health Organization classification: chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), 8; mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), 9; follicular lymphoma (FL), 12; marginal zone lymphoma, 13 (splenic [SMZL], 12; extranodal...
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We studied 42 cases of splenic small B-cell lymphoma (SBL) (21 women, 21 men; aged 32-82 years; median, 65 years) with a definitive diagnosis by the World Health Organization classification: chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), 8; mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), 9; follicular lymphoma (FL), 12; marginal zone lymphoma, 13 (splenic [SMZL], 12; extranodal...
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Peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) may assume a variety of histologic and cytologic appearances. We describe eight cases of PTCL morphologically simulating marginal zone B-cell lymphoma. We reviewed PTCL cases diagnosed in our institution between 1990 and 2000 and selected eight cases for study based on the following criteria: small-cell morphology...
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Follicular Hodgkin lymphoma (FHL) is a form of classic Hodgkin lymphoma with morphologic similarity to nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (NLPHL). We present the clinicopathologic features of 13 FHL cases and compare their morphologic features with 40 cases of NLPHL. Seven males and 6 females had FHL in the lymph nodes of the neck (6 p...
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Most basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are indolent lesions; a few become locally aggressive or even metastatic. Little is known about the molecular and genetic alterations in this malignant transformation. Conventional karyotyping in BCC has revealed a high frequency of nonclonal, structural rearrangements, with few cases that show multiple, unrelated,...
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BACKGROUND Most basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) are indolent lesions; a few become locally aggressive or even metastatic. Little is known about the molecular and genetic alterations in this malignant transformation. Conventional karyotyping in BCC has revealed a high frequency of nonclonal, structural rearrangements, with few cases that show multiple,...
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Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the head and neck region are uncommon and may be associated with neurofibromatosis or occur in a sporadic manner. This is a retrospective review of 17 patients with these tumors who were treated at a single institution. Analysis of clinical and pathologic factors that influenced outcome was performed. The...
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To evaluate the effectiveness of original multiple-level sectioning in detecting axillary nodal micrometastasis in breast carcinoma. Retrospective analysis of 707 axillary nodes from 34 consecutive node-negative invasive breast cancers from the years 1989 and 1990. All but 2 cases were originally examined by multiple-level sectioning. The original...

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