Researcher Profile

Bette Lazzaro, MD

Associate II Member, Clinical Investigations and Precision Therapeutics Program

Member since 2013

Academic Appointment

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Anatomic Pathology: Resident Teaching/Research
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Research Interests

  • Antigen characterization in paraffin-embedded (surgical pathology) tissues, examples:
  • CD10 expression in tumor stroma as a marker for epithelial induction.
  • Antigen expression in benign and malignant melanocytic lesions, specifically to localize more accurately residual melanoma cells in melanoma re-excision specimens.
  • Expression of antigenic (basement membrane, myoepithelial) markers in papillary and other less common lesions of the breast, in order to detect invasion more accurately.
  • Expression of EGF/insulin-like receptors in certain benign proliferative lesions such as polycystic ovaries, purported to be associated with diabetic/insulin-resistance syndromes
  • Chromosomal abnormalities in laser capture microdissected neoplastic tissues.

Selected Publications

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