Archive for October, 2010

Who Will be the Next Susan Goodman Komen? Or Nancy Goodman Brinker?

| October 29, 2010 | 1 Comment

Over the years several colleagues including fellow pathologists and oncologists I have worked with, as well as myself have been critical of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (formerly known as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation). Speaking for myself I think it stems from the amount of funding put towards “breast cancer […]

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Hematologist vs. Pathologist

| October 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

Almost as accurate and funny as "Surgeon vs. Pathologist". 

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Omnyx Set to Kick Off Clinical Trials

| October 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

Several news outlets reported that Omnyx along with four clinical collaboration sites will begin validation of their digital pathology technology.   Since its inception Omnyx has been focused on workflow, a key element to this technology being seen as enabling and leading to increased adoption, particularly in the clinical market.  Recently at Pathology Visions they […]

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Digital Pathology Consultants Introduces The 5WH Program

| October 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Digital Pathology Consultants is pleased to announce a new consulting service that will provide clients with a cost-effective, unbiased business case for digital pathology. Broomfield, CO (PRWEB) October 25, 2010 Digital Pathology Consultants is pleased to announce a new consulting service that will provide clients with a cost-effective, unbiased business case for digital pathology. The […]

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Karmanos Cancer Institute Uses Definiens Tissue Studio For Biomarker Development

| October 26, 2010 | 0 Comments

October 26, 2010 Digital pathology software to automate analysis of cancer morphology for better patient stratification models and personalized medicine Definiens, the number one Health Image Intelligence company, recently announced that the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit is using Definiens image analysis software in a new approach to cancer diagnosis and biomarker development. […]

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Risk Of Inheriting Breast, Ovarian Cancer-Associated Mutations From Fathers Under-Recognized.

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

MedPage Today (10/24, Walsh) reported, "The fact that men carry the genetic BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations associated with high risks of breast and ovarian cancers and can transmit the mutations to their children is under-recognized," according to a Canadian paper in The Lancet Oncology. "Many women are unaware of the importance of a history of these […]

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Pathology Visions 2010 Has Started

| October 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Attending Pathology Visions this week.  It is incredible what this meeting has become from 4 or 5 years ago. Continues to grow and strong support from industry collaborators.  Dr. Sylvia Asa from University of Toronto in midst of keynote.  A true visionary. Computer assisted diagnostics is "train coming down the track".  I completely agree. Mitoses, […]

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GE buys Clarient

| October 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

This morning it was announced that GE will buy Clarient.  With the way mergers and acquisitions are going in the lab industry and heathcare pretty soon everything from the original stethoscope examination to your imaging studies (both radiology and pathology) to your molecular diagnostics to the pill or immunotherapy used to treat the condition will […]

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Could use of whole slide imaging mitigated some of Mayo’s woes?

| October 22, 2010 | 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a note about a lawsuit involving Mayo Clinic that now involves the Justice Department for alleged fraudulent billing practices @ Mayo Clinic among other allegations (see: Suit Alleges Mayo Overbilled for Pathology Services, Justice Department Joins Suit) in response to inquiring minds on the matter.   Again, I […]

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Definiens Collaborates with Charité Berlin to Develop New Pathology Software for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

| October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Quantitative image analysis and data mining application will provide decision support for clinical oncologists  Munich, Germany / Parsippany, New Jersey – October 21, 2010 – Definiens, the number one Health Image Intelligence® company, today announced that it is developing a new software application to support the clinical diagnosis of breast cancer. This project is part of […]

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Midterm Elections May Result In Reduced Science Funding

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

Nature News (10/14, Reich) reports, "Unlike their counterparts elsewhere, US scientists have been sitting pretty in the wake of the global economic downturn. The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or stimulus bill, pumped an extra US$31 billion into science, and President Barack Obama's budget request for fiscal year 2011 included generous increases for several science-funding […]

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IBM Invests $100 Million in Healthcare Informatics, but That is Not Unusual for IBM | Dark Daily

| October 20, 2010 | 0 Comments

IBM Invests $100 Million in Healthcare Informatics, but That is Not Unusual for IBM | Dark Daily.

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Pixcelldata and VMscope announce a non exclusive digital pathology partnership agreement.

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

18.10.2010 20:18:51 Pixcelldata and VMscope are together enabling digital pathology in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. (live-PR.com) - Dublin, Ireland and Berlin, Germany October 18th 2010. Pixcelldata, the Irish owned digital pathology software company, and VMscope, the German Virtual Microscopy company, announce a non exclusive partnership agreement whereby VMscope will distribute Pixcelldata’s innovative digital pathology data management solution, […]

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CORRECTION: AFIP is Still Open (sort of)

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

For any DOD/VA and civilian pathologists – in the seemingly impossible way that any of this was lost in my recent post about the AFIP closing — AFIP is closed for CIVILIAN contributors ONLY.   The staff they do not have because they are at Inova Hospital is open for civilian contributors if there is […]

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