Archive for September, 2015

“Herceptoid” and “Personalized” Medicine

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the summer a longtime friend asked if I could review some slides for a friend of his, or actually from his friend’s wife. Of course I agreed to do so. He mentioned that she had “metastatic breast cancer” and wanted to make sure the slides fit that diagnosis to insure she was getting the […]

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Webinar: Implementing a Next Generation Digital Pathology Solution –  PathXL Xplore

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Wed, 30th September  |  USA  8am PDT, 11am EDT  |  UK 4pm BST  |  EU 5pm CEST Register Guest Speaker: Will Howat, Ph.D. – Head of Histopathology / ISH Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute As more samples are taken from more patients, research and discovery laboratories, pharmaceutical industry and contract research organizations face additional challenges with the need to […]

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Experience Tomorrow’s Innovation at CAP – Visit Leica Biosystems

| September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Experience Tomorrow’s Innovation Visit Leica Biosystems at CAP 2015, Booth 320 October 4-6 in Nashville, TN When you attend CAP 2015, visit booth 320 and see how Leica Biosystems is advancing workflow breakthroughs in the practice of pathology from beginning to end, inspired to help patients experience better tomorrows. Tomorrow’s innovations have arrived: SPECTRA ST stainer is engineered to meet […]

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Introducing The NeoSITE Cervical FISH Panel

| September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

NeoSITE™ Cervical FISH Panel We are pleased to introduce the NeoSITE™ Cervical FISH Panel to aid diagnosis, classification, and monitoring progression and regression of cervical lesions including ASCUS, LSIL, HSIL, and CIN. Global and tech-only testing is now available. The NeoSITE Cervical FISH Panel, performed on ThinPrep® cytology samples, serves as an adjunct to cytology […]

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Synoptic Reports for Patients

| September 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

I am a big fan of synoptic reports for cancer diagnoses. They allow us to standardize our reporting of tumor site, type, grade stage, size and many other characteristics of the tumor that comprise staging information required for therapy. We can have more uniform reporting within our groups and among each other. The College of […]

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Foundation Medicine Expands Molecular Information Decision Support Offerings with GeneKit™, a Genomic Solutions Portal for Pathologists

| September 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Powered by FoundationCORE™, GeneKit Enables Unmatched Interpretation, Analysis and Reporting of Genomic Data into Clinical Practice CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) recently announced the expansion of its suite of molecular information-based products with GeneKitTM, a genomics solutions portal for pathologists. Uniquely differentiated by the power of FoundationCORETM, Foundation Medicine’s ever-growing comprehensive cancer genomics knowledgebase of more […]

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Leading global health institutions digitize pathology workflows with Philips to enhance disease diagnoses

| September 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Pathologists across Singapore, Austria, Germany, Belgium and the UK adopt Philips Digital Pathology Solutions to drive cutting-edge diagnostics  EINDHOVEN, Netherlands – As the number of trained pathologists decreases while the aging population and complexity of cancer is on the rise, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced the growing adoption of its Digital Pathology Solutions by health systems […]

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Upcoming Free API-Sunquest Webinar on How Digital Pathology Changes Workflow

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Lab Soft News: The Association for Pathology Informatics (API) and Sunquest Information Systems are launching their third season of free webinars devoted to pathology informatics. The first two seasons of the program have met with wide and enthusiastic support. The first lecture for this new season is entitled How Digital Pathology Will Change the Workflow of Surgical Pathology and […]

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Patients Are Not Customers ?!?

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

I recently came across a blog post on KevinMD entitled “Patients are not customers. Here are 6 reasons why” written by Dr. Shirie Leng, an anesthesiologist in Massachusetts. She introduces the post comparing how we purchase goods and services, such as a car or food in a restaurant and how we exchange money for goods […]

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New Leadership, Multi-Million Dollar Cash Infusion to Drive WaveSense IVD Commercialization

| September 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Irvine, CA (September 10, 2015) – WaveSense has named two veteran health care executives to top leadership positions and received a multi-million dollar capital investment to drive the company’s growth. WaveSense is the developer of the only FDA-registered in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices for targeted cell isolation and enrichment. The sensitivity of this patented platform technology enables major […]

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Applying Tissue Phenomics® to Clinical Questions for Patient Stratification

| September 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Join us for our September 23 webinar on Applying Tissue Phenomics® to Clinical Questions for Patient Stratification. Dr. Peter Caie will be presenting how Tissue Phenomics can be utilized to identify previously undiscovered prognostic and predictive image-based features or combinations of features for patient stratification. For your convenience, select from one of two different broadcast […]

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The Midnight Menu

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Being a medical intern is easy. It’s like riding a bike. Except the bike is on fire, you’re on fire, everything is on fire and you’re in hell. It is for those who have done so, particularly if it was for no other reason than to check a box on your “career to do” list […]

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September 11th – 14 Years Later

| September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

At around 8 PM, on September 10, 2001 I was on one of the last LaGuardia – Reagan Delta shuttles to leave New York City. I was returning from a trip to the laboratory at the hospital located on the U.S. Military Academy base in West Point, NY.  We had completed a successful AABB blood […]

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Concussion Coming Out December 25th

| September 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not often Hollywood makes a movie about a pathologist so hope this is a good characterization of the pathologist and the the facts of what happened.  Based on what little I know of CTE and its association with repeated head trauma looking forward to see how Dr. Omalu made the connection and what effects his […]

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