Irving, Julie

Irving, Julie


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Member, VCHRI

Affiliation(s): Royal Jubilee Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Cancer

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Short Bio

Dr. Julie Irving is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Irving completed residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of British Columbia in 2003, followed by a one-year fellowship in Gynecological Pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau in Barcelona, Spain. She was an Anatomical Pathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Vancouver General Hospital from 2004-2007. Since 2007, Dr. Irving has practiced subspecialty and consultation Gynecological Pathology at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.



Academic Background

  • FRCPC, Anatomical Pathology.  2003
  • MD, The University of British Columbia. 1998
  • MSc, University of Western Ontario (Anatomy). 1994
  • BSc, University of Victoria (Microbiology/Biology). 1990

Awards and Recognition


Selected Publications

  1. Differential expression of E-cadherin and catenins in ovarian sex cord stromal tumours. Stavrinou S, Clark A, Irving J, Lee CH, Oliva E, Young R, Sriraksa R, Magdy N, Van Noorden S, McCluggage WG, El-Bahrawy M. Histopathology. 2016;69(2):298-306.
  2. Outcomes of Incidental Fallopian Tube High-Grade Serous Carcinoma and Serous Tubal Intraepithelial Carcinoma in Women at Low Risk of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Chay WY, McCluggage WG, Lee CH, Köbel M, Irving J, Millar J, Gilks CB, Tinker AV.  Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2016;26(3):431-6.
  3. Loss of switch/sucrose non-fermenting complex protein expression is associated with dedifferentiation in endometrial carcinomas.  Karnezis AN, Hoang LN, Coatham M, Ravn S, Almadani N, Tessier-Cloutier B, Irving J, Meng B, Li X, Chow C, McAlpine J, Kuo KT, Mao TL, Djordjevic B, Soslow RA, Huntsman DG, Blake Gilks C, Köbel M, Lee CH.  Mod Pathol. 2016;29(3):302-14.
  4. Microcystic Stromal Tumor: A Distinctive Ovarian Sex Cord-Stromal Neoplasm Characterized by FOXL2, SF-1, WT-1, Cyclin D1, and β-catenin Nuclear Expression and CTNNB1 Mutations. Irving JA, Lee CH, Yip S, Oliva E, McCluggage WG, Young RH.  Am J Surg Pathol. 2015;39(10):1420-6.
  5. Incidental nonuterine high-grade serous carcinomas arise in the fallopian tube in most cases: further evidence for the tubal origin of high-grade serous carcinomas.  Gilks CB, Irving J, Köbel M, Lee C, Singh N, Wilkinson N, McCluggage WG.  Am J Surg Pathol. 2015;39(3):357-64.

  6. Irving JA, Clement PB. Recurrent recurrent intestinal mucinous borderline tumors of the ovary: a report of 5 cases causing problems in diagnosis, including distinction from mucinous carcinoma. Int J Gynecol Pathol;2014;33(2):156-65.
  7. Misdraji J, Lauwers GY, Irving JA, Batts KP, Young RH. Appendiceal or Cecal Endometriosis With Intestinal Metaplasia: A Potential Mimic of Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasms.Am J Surg Pathol. 2014;38(5):698-705.
  8. Delair D, Han G, Irving JA, Leung S, Ewanowich CA, Longacre TA, Gilks CB, Soslow RA. HNF-1β in Ovarian Carcinomas With Serous and Clear Cell Change. Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2013;32(6):541-6.
  9. Isphording A, Ali RH, Irving J, Goytain A, Nelnyk N, Hoang LN, Gilks CB, Huntsman DG, Nielsen TO, Nucci MR, Lee CH. YWHAE-FAM22 endometrial stromal sarcoma: diagnosis by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumor. Hum Pathol. 2013;44(5):837-43.
  10. Hoang LN, McConechy MK, Koebel M, Han G, Rouzbahman, M, Davidson B, Irving J, Ali RH, Leung S, McAlpine JN, Oliva E, Nucci MR, Soslow RA, Huntsman DG, Gilks CB, Lee C-H. Histotype-genotype correlation in 36 high-grade endometrial carcinomas. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013;37(9):1421-32.
  11. Ip PP, Irving JA, McCluggage WG, Clement PB, Young RH. Papillary proliferation of the endometrium: a clinicopathologic study of 59 cases of simple and complex papillae without cytologic atypia. Am J Surg Pathol 2013;37(2): 167-77.

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