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Breast Pathology

Breast Pathology

Contact Information

Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave., 13-145 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: (310) 825-9288  | Email 
Fax: (310) 794-4161

Section Chief
Sophia Apple, MD
Phone: (310) 825-9288  | Email

Pathology Requests & Reports
Phone: (310) 825-8947 (UCLA)
Phone: (310) 267-2680 (outside UCLA)

Tissue Procurement and Banking Services (TPCL)
Phone: (310) 825-1717

Education Coordinator
Annetta Pierro
Phone: (310) 825-5719 | Email 

The breast pathology service evaluates cancers and other lesions of the breast. UCLA is home to the nationally-renowned Revlon/UCLA Breast Center and Iris Cantor Women's Health Center, and offers a comprehensive range of diagnostic services including evaluation of biopsies and resections for diagnosis of conditions including intraductal and infiltrating carcinoma. Consultations include discussion of prognosis and assessment of therapeutic options. In addition to determining if cancer is present in biopsy tissue, important prognostic and predictive factors are evaluated to guide therapy.


  • Her-2/neu by FISH
  • Grossing specimens
  • Sentinel lymph node protocol
  • Diagnostic comprehensive interpretations
  • Consultation for challenging breast cancer cases
  • Molecular assessment of breast cancers
  • Clinical genomic assessment of breas cancer risk
  • Breast biomarkers by IHC stains (ER, PR, Her-2/neu, and Ki-67) 


  • Resident training
  • Conferences


  • Breast cancer testing and staging 


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