Original ArticlesPrimary Cutaneous Apocrine Carcinoma A Clinico-pathologic Analysis of 24 CasesRobson, Alistair MBBS, Dip RCPath, MRCPath*; Lazar, Alexander J.F. MD, PhD†; Nagi, Jara Ben MBBS‡; Hanby, Andrew PhD, FRCPath‡; Grayson, Wayne MBChB, FCPath(SA)§; Feinmesser, Meora MD∥; Granter, Scott R. MD¶; Seed, Paul CStat♯; Warneke, Carla L. MS**; McKee, Phillip H. MD, FRCPath¶; Calonje, Eduardo MD, Dip RCPath*Author Information *Department of Dermatopathology, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital ‡Department of Pathology, Guy's Hospital ♯Fetal Health Research Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, King's College, London, UK †Sections of Dermatopathology and Soft Tissue/Sarcoma Pathology, Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, Sarcoma Research Center, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) **Department of Biostatistics and Applied Mathematics UTMDACC, Houston, TX §Division of Anatomical Pathology, School of Pathology, University of Witwatersrand and the National Health Laboratory Service, Johannesburg, South Africa ∥Department of Pathology, Rabin Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel ¶Department of Pathology, Brigham's and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston Alistair Robson and Alexander J. F. Lazar made equal contributions to the manuscript. Phillip H. McKee, now retired, Sedona, Arizona. Reprints: Eduardo Calonje, MD, Dip RCPath, Department of Dermatopathology, St John's Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE 1 7EI (e-mail: [email protected]). The American Journal of Surgical Pathology: May 2008 - Volume 32 - Issue 5 - p 682-690 doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e3181590ba4 Buy Metrics Abstract Primary cutaneous apocrine carcinoma is a rare malignancy. This study of 24 examples suggests that the prognosis is not always poor and that grading criteria devised for breast carcinoma may have utility in this group of malignancies. Furthermore, steroid receptor expression should be investigated in these tumors, particularly if a tumor is unlikely to be controlled by surgery alone. © 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.