Dr. Vang’s research interests include clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical studies of ovarian tumors, particularly epithelial and sex cord-stromal types. Currently, he is in the process of investigating serous borderline tumors of the ovary (atypical proliferative serous tumor and non-invasive low-grade [micropapillary] serous carcinoma) using a large population-based cohort from Denmark. This has been an on-going project for over 10 years. Some of the clinical and epidemiologic studies from this cohort are now published, and the corresponding pathology and molecular studies are currently in progress. It is hoped that they will clarify the behavior of serous borderline tumors (especially the micropapillary types) and tumors with extra-ovarian implants. Other research interests have included serous tubal intraepithelial carcinoma of the fallopian tube and metastatic carcinomas involving the ovary. Lastly, a book on differential diagnosis in gynecologic pathology is presently in preparation.
VandenBussche CJ, Ali SZ, Rosenthal DL, Vang R. Atlas of Gynecologic Cytopathology with Histopathologic Correlations. New York, NY: Demos Medical Publishing, 2015.
Vang R, Ronnett BM. Metastatic and miscellaneous primary tumors of the ovary. In: Nucci MR, Oliva E, eds. Gynecologic Pathology, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier (In Press).
Vang R, Cheung ANY, Kommoss F, Matias-Guiu X, Ronnett BM, Young RH. Tumours of the ovary: Secondary tumours. In: Kurman RJ, Carcangiu ML, Herrington CS, Young RH, eds. WHO Classification of Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs, 4th Edition. Lyon, France: IARC Press, 2014:83-86.
Vang R, Wheeler JE. Diseases of the fallopian tube and paratubal region. In: Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett BM, eds. Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th Edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2011:529-78.
Talerman A, Vang R. Germ cell tumors of the ovary. In: Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett BM, eds. Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th Edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2011:847-908.
Talerman A, Vang R. Non-specific tumors of the ovary, including mesenchymal tumors. In: Kurman RJ, Ellenson LH, Ronnett BM, eds. Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract, 6th Edition. New York, NY: Springer, 2011:909-28.
Vang R, Ronnett BM. A practical approach to mucinous tumors involving the ovary: distinction of primary from metastatic tumors and prediction of site of origin for metastases of uncertain origin. Pathol Case Rev 2006;11:18-30.
Vang R, Levine DA, Soslow RA, Zaloudek C, Shih IM, Kurman RJ. Molecular alterations of TP53 are a defining feature of ovarian high-grade serous carcinoma: a re-review of cases lacking TP53 mutations in The Cancer Genome Atlas Ovarian study. Int J Gynecol Pathol (In Press)
Banet N, Gown AM, Shih IeM, Kay Li Q, Roden RB, Nucci MR, Cheng L, Przybycin CG, Nasseri-Nik N, Wu LS, Netto GJ, Ronnett BM, Vang R. GATA-3 expression in trophoblastic tissues: an immunohistochemical study of 445 cases, including diagnostic utility. Am J Surg Pathol 2015;39:101-8.
Vang R, Shih IM, Kurman RJ. Fallopian tube precursors of ovarian low- and high-grade serous neoplasms. Histopathology 2013;62:44-58.