Digital Pathology News

Visit Trovagene at ASCO 2016 – Booth 3014

I think that liquid biopsy, that is, using urine or peripheral blood samples will revolutionize cancer care and pathology over time.  Right now testing may be more limited with limited clinical trials but over time I think liquid biopsy will not only be used for drug response and monitoring during therapy but also for screening […]

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CPW2016 – Bioinformatics and Computational Pathology Summit

When? Saturday, September 3, 2016. Where? Den Hague, Netherlands (during ECCB2016) Website? http://cpw.pathomation.com Digital pathology is increasingly used to study biological processes and diseases as novel molecular probing and imaging techniques allow the measurement of single molecules in whole tissue sections. Resulting multi-gigapixel images can be viewed on a computer screen via dedicated software. However, automated analysis of such large-scale datasets […]

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Pathologists Often Disagree on Biopsy Findings

I thought we covered this more than a year ago but a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine with an accompanying editorial and an article written by Troy Brown, RN on Medscape, there has been some additional dissection of the data from what is being called the “B-path (Breast Pathology) Study”. Many readers […]

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The Dark Side of The Moon

With all due respect to Pink Floyd, it seems there is some growing concern the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is running off course a bit with its recent selection of the “Blue Ribbon Panel” and who is at the table for high level discussions concerning this initiative.  I made some remarks to this in a recent […]

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Pathology News

Visit Trovagene at ASCO 2016 – Booth 3014

I think that liquid biopsy, that is, using urine or peripheral blood samples will revolutionize cancer care and pathology over time.  Right now testing may be more limited with limited clinical trials but over time I think liquid biopsy will not only be used for drug response and monitoring during therapy but also for screening […]

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Dr. Nancy Gillett Joins Flagship Bioscience’s Board of Directors

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Former Charles River Laboratories CSO broadens Flagship’s leadership expertise May 3, 2016 – Westminster, CO – Flagship Biosciences, the leader in tissue image analysis, announced the addition of Dr. Nancy Gillett to its Board of Directors. Dr. Gillett recently retired from Charles River Laboratories (CRL), where, in her last position, she served as Corporate Executive […]

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CPW2016 – Bioinformatics and Computational Pathology Summit

When? Saturday, September 3, 2016. Where? Den Hague, Netherlands (during ECCB2016) Website? http://cpw.pathomation.com Digital pathology is increasingly used to study biological processes and diseases as novel molecular probing and imaging techniques allow the measurement of single molecules in whole tissue sections. Resulting multi-gigapixel images can be viewed on a computer screen via dedicated software. However, automated analysis of such large-scale datasets […]

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Pathologists Often Disagree on Biopsy Findings

I thought we covered this more than a year ago but a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine with an accompanying editorial and an article written by Troy Brown, RN on Medscape, there has been some additional dissection of the data from what is being called the “B-path (Breast Pathology) Study”. Many readers […]

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Education

Visit Trovagene at ASCO 2016 – Booth 3014

I think that liquid biopsy, that is, using urine or peripheral blood samples will revolutionize cancer care and pathology over time.  Right now testing may be more limited with limited clinical trials but over time I think liquid biopsy will not only be used for drug response and monitoring during therapy but also for screening […]

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CPW2016 – Bioinformatics and Computational Pathology Summit

When? Saturday, September 3, 2016. Where? Den Hague, Netherlands (during ECCB2016) Website? http://cpw.pathomation.com Digital pathology is increasingly used to study biological processes and diseases as novel molecular probing and imaging techniques allow the measurement of single molecules in whole tissue sections. Resulting multi-gigapixel images can be viewed on a computer screen via dedicated software. However, automated analysis of such large-scale datasets […]

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The Dark Side of The Moon

With all due respect to Pink Floyd, it seems there is some growing concern the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is running off course a bit with its recent selection of the “Blue Ribbon Panel” and who is at the table for high level discussions concerning this initiative.  I made some remarks to this in a recent […]

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Indica Labs Webinar: Launch of Biomarker Discovery Platform – May 3

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Register Here Indica Labs invites the digital pathology user community to the following webinar launch of its new biomarker discover platform, STRATATM Introducing STRATATM| Mining tissue-based analysis data to identify predictive and/or prognostic factors using STRATA, an integrated tissue informatics platform  3rd May, 2016 | 8 AM PDT| 4 PM GMT +1 Combining multiplexed, spatially-resolved analysis capabilities with the fastest […]

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Medical Research

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CPW2016 – Bioinformatics and Computational Pathology Summit

When? Saturday, September 3, 2016. Where? Den Hague, Netherlands (during ECCB2016) Website? http://cpw.pathomation.com Digital pathology is increasingly used to study biological processes and diseases as novel molecular probing and imaging techniques allow the measurement of single molecules in whole tissue sections. Resulting multi-gigapixel images can be viewed on a computer screen via dedicated software. However, automated analysis of such large-scale datasets […]

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Pathologists Often Disagree on Biopsy Findings

I thought we covered this more than a year ago but a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine with an accompanying editorial and an article written by Troy Brown, RN on Medscape, there has been some additional dissection of the data from what is being called the “B-path (Breast Pathology) Study”. Many readers […]

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The Dark Side of The Moon

With all due respect to Pink Floyd, it seems there is some growing concern the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is running off course a bit with its recent selection of the “Blue Ribbon Panel” and who is at the table for high level discussions concerning this initiative.  I made some remarks to this in a recent […]

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Indica Labs Webinar: Launch of Biomarker Discovery Platform – May 3

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Register Here Indica Labs invites the digital pathology user community to the following webinar launch of its new biomarker discover platform, STRATATM Introducing STRATATM| Mining tissue-based analysis data to identify predictive and/or prognostic factors using STRATA, an integrated tissue informatics platform  3rd May, 2016 | 8 AM PDT| 4 PM GMT +1 Combining multiplexed, spatially-resolved analysis capabilities with the fastest […]

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Anatomic Pathology

Visit Trovagene at ASCO 2016 – Booth 3014

I think that liquid biopsy, that is, using urine or peripheral blood samples will revolutionize cancer care and pathology over time.  Right now testing may be more limited with limited clinical trials but over time I think liquid biopsy will not only be used for drug response and monitoring during therapy but also for screening […]

Continue Reading

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: CPW2016 – Bioinformatics and Computational Pathology Summit

When? Saturday, September 3, 2016. Where? Den Hague, Netherlands (during ECCB2016) Website? http://cpw.pathomation.com Digital pathology is increasingly used to study biological processes and diseases as novel molecular probing and imaging techniques allow the measurement of single molecules in whole tissue sections. Resulting multi-gigapixel images can be viewed on a computer screen via dedicated software. However, automated analysis of such large-scale datasets […]

Continue Reading

Pathologists Often Disagree on Biopsy Findings

I thought we covered this more than a year ago but a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine with an accompanying editorial and an article written by Troy Brown, RN on Medscape, there has been some additional dissection of the data from what is being called the “B-path (Breast Pathology) Study”. Many readers […]

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The Dark Side of The Moon

With all due respect to Pink Floyd, it seems there is some growing concern the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is running off course a bit with its recent selection of the “Blue Ribbon Panel” and who is at the table for high level discussions concerning this initiative.  I made some remarks to this in a recent […]

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Business

Indica Labs Webinar: Launch of Biomarker Discovery Platform – May 3

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Register Here Indica Labs invites the digital pathology user community to the following webinar launch of its new biomarker discover platform, STRATATM Introducing STRATATM| Mining tissue-based analysis data to identify predictive and/or prognostic factors using STRATA, an integrated tissue informatics platform  3rd May, 2016 | 8 AM PDT| 4 PM GMT +1 Combining multiplexed, spatially-resolved analysis capabilities with the fastest […]

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Cancer News in the News Summary

| April 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lot going on in cancer care, data mining, cancer immunotherapy funding last week I thought worth sharing.  Clinical pathways, moonshot, data warehousing/mining, IT, immunotherapy to be key words in cancer care, treatment and research for the foreseeable future.  Is all of this activity helping or hurting large scale collaborations? Are ACS and ASCO talking with each other […]

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Cancer Moonshot Program Seeks Input Through Online Platform

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vice-President Biden is taking the administration’s last year push to “double the rate of progress towards a cancer cure” to the Vatican and now, the public.  I am beginning to have my doubts as of nearly the month of May…”The community involvement that the initiative garners will allow us to consider novel, creative ideas that might […]

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Register Now for Webinar: Pathology Drives Cancer Moonshot Initiative

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

REGISTER NOW! Since the Moonshot hit Congress, how can pathologists and other clinicians play a more significant role in the war on cancer? Changes in the way healthcare is delivered are driving the industry aggressively toward more cost effective, value-based care models. Technology that enables the delivery of medicine in this new paradigm connects healthcare […]

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$40 Pathology Report Reads and Understanding Your Pathology Report

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every once in awhile something hits my Facebook feed that makes me wonder how it got there and who means what by it. Beyond the family updates, births, deaths, marriages, divorces, Cubs and Blackhawk updates most recently, I saw one for “Find Out What All Those Numbers Mean – Pathology Reports”. The post (and the […]

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Worldwide Collaboration for the Galileo Tissue Microarray – 100% Traceable TMA Workflow

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

ISENET and Visiopharm announce a non-exclusive world-wide distribution agreement to provide Visiopharm image analysis with the Galileo TMA instrument, along with the Visiopharm Tissuearray™ imaging module, a part of ONCOTOPIX®, for tissue based research and diagnostics.  Cost effective and improved laboratory work flow in routine diagnostics ”The application of the Galileo Platform for TMA preparation […]

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Webinar from Glencoe Software – OMERO Plus for High Content Screening & Analysis: The Gold Standard in Data Management & Integration

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

May 17, 2016 at 4:30pm UK / 8:30am PDT Join the Glencoe Team and some very special guests to see and hear why OMERO Plus is the preferred solution when it comes to the Data Management and Integration of High Content Screening and Analysis Data. This Webinar has something for everyone so whether you are […]

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Philips Looking for a Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Philips appears to continue to grow adding positions here and abroad at a rapid clip. While some of these may be turnover and transitions many appear to be additive rather than replacing folks. I am of course partial to the area having trained in Maryland and DC and practicing in North Carolina but the Mid-Atlantic […]

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Whole Slide Imaging Safe for Kidney Biopsy Reads

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

A group of authors, including several of a multi-center collaboration called Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) recently published a concordance study looking at inter- and intraobserver concordance for interpretation of kidney biopsies. The study was recently published in Modern Pathology. Their findings highlighted in the abstract below show high concordance with standardization of reporting in kidney […]

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How to Increase Reimbursements and Avoid PQRS Penalties That Could Significantly Reduce Your Medicare Part B Income

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alternative Payment Models for Labs and Pathologists: How to Increase Reimbursements and Avoid PQRS Penalties That Could Significantly Reduce Your Medicare Part B Income   Thursday, May 5, 2016 @ 2 p.m. EDT; 1 p.m. CDT; 12 p.m. MDT; 11 a.m. PDT Register Now! YOUR PRESENTERS: Mick Raich, President and CEO, Vachette Pathology Joe Beham, CFO, Toledo […]

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CEO Profile: Applied Spectral Imaging’s Limor Shiposh

| April 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

This is the fourth in a series of CEO short interviews about their views on their company, the digital pathology market, lessons learned and perhaps a little insight into their business principles.  My personal thanks to Ms. Shiposh and the ASI’s team for their time and efforts to complete this interview and provide some insights into their company’s […]

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The Art of Writing a Pathology Report: What We Say and What We Mean

| April 17, 2016 | 1 Comment

Over the weekend I shared an image on Facebook that garnered a lot of interest so I thought I would share it with readers here and add to the content.  The image I believe comes from a book edited and largely authored by Natasha Rekhtman and Justin Bishop along with Diana Molavi in Quick Reference Handbook […]

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Use of Aperio Image Analysis in Peer Reviewed Breast Cancer Research

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Leica Biosystems was kind enough to share with me a recent white paper on “Use of Aperio Image Analysis in Peer Reviewed Breast Cancer Research” This is a lengthy review of 30 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, which use Aperio Image Analysis for research into aspects of breast cancer, including disease development, prognostic markers, and clinical […]

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Welcome to Army Pathology

| April 12, 2016 | 8 Comments

Following internship it was time to start my 4-year pathology residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. Through a similar process to the civilian match, I requested the opportunity to stay at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and for some reason was selected to do so. At the time, the residency program was combined with the […]

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Indica Labs Announce Release of HALO 2.0

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Corrales, NM – 11 April, 2016 – Indica Labs, a leading provider of software for quantitative evaluation of digital pathology images, is pleased to announce the latest release of its flagship image analysis platform, HALOTM. Established as the industry’s fastest and most user-friendly analysis platform, HALO 2.0 adds new capabilities, support for new file formats, and […]

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Join Omnyx for a Webinar!

| April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Quantification Algorithms: Value and Progress in Standardization of IHC Breast Tissue Data April 13th, 2016 12:00 PM EST Michael Grunkin, Ph.D. Chief Executive Officer Visiopharm In collaboration with Visiopharm®, Dynamyx™ software provides pathologists sophisticated tools that incorporate precision, quantification and confidence in decision-making for breast panel analysis (HER2, ER, PR, Ki67). These algorithms give pathologists […]

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