The Roger Cotton prize

The Roger Cotton prize is awarded annually for the most outstanding original article to be published in Histopathology.


Mrs Mary Anne Quintayo for the paper entitled ‘Virtual tissue microarrays: a novel and viable approach to optimizing tissue microarrays for biomarker research applied to ductal carcinoma in situ”, which appeared in Histopathology 2014; 65; 2-8.



The prize was awarded to joint first authors Dr Teresa Marafioti (left) and Dr Christiane Copie-Bergman (right) for their paper entitled ‘Another look at follicular lymphoma: immunophenotypic and molecular analyses identify distinct follicular lymphoma subgroups”, which appeared in Histopathology 2013; 62; 860-875.



The prize was awarded to Dr Felipe C Geyer for his paper entitled “Molecular evidence in support of the neoplastic and precursor nature of microglandular adenosis”, which appeared in Histopathology 2012; 60; E115-E130. Dr Geyer carried out the research while working in the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre, The Institute of Cancer Research, London, UK. He is now at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa, Sao Paulo, Brazil.



The prize was awarded to Caroline Verbeke of the Department of Pathology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden for her paper entitled “Tumour growth is more dispersed in pancreatic head cancers than in rectal cancer: implications for resection margin assessment”, which appeared in Histopathology 2011; 59; 1111-1121. Her co-authors were Johannes Knapp and Ivar Prybz Gladhaug.





The prize was awarded to Professor Marco Novelli of the Department of Pathology, University College London NHS Trust, London, UK for his paper “DOG1 and CD117 are the antibodies of choice in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumours” which appeared in Histopathology 2010; 57; 259-270. His co-authors were Sabrina Rossi, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Philippe Taniere, Beatrice Seddon, Luisa Toffolatti, Chiara Sartor, Pancras CW Hogendoorn, Raf Sciot, Martine Van Glabbeke, Jaap Verweij, Jean Yves Blay, Peter Hohenberger, Adrienne Flanagan and Angelo P Dei Tos.


The joint winners were:
Dr Monica Mannelqvist of the Grade Institute, Section of Pathology, University of Bergen, Norway for her paper “Importance of tumour cell invasion in blood and lymphatic vasculature among patients with endometrial carcinoma” which appeared in Histopathology 2009: 54: 174-183. Her co-authors were Ingunn Stefansson, Helga B Salvesen and Lars Akslen. Dr Oleksiy Trsbrovskyy of the institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Austria for his paper “Oncocytic versus mitochondria-rich follicular thyroid tumours: should we make a difference?” which appeared in Histopathology 55; 666-682. His co-author was Martina R RÖßmannn-Tysbrovskyy