Archive for June, 2016

Building 5 and The Gypsy King: The Den of Thieves – Part 2 – Epilogue 2016

| June 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently revisited a post from about my father’s jewelry store in The Mallers Building, having revisited it for the first time in many years while attending ASCO this year in Chicago. I mentioned how the place had changed, the characters had changed and even as I write this a month later, the smell of […]

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Leica Biosystems Launches Expanded Line of Surgipath AffirmSeal Pre-Filled Specimen Jars for Easy Handling and Safe Transport of Various-Sized Tissue Specimens

| June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

RICHMOND, ILLINOIS, June 28, 2016 — Leica Biosystems announces the addition of four new sizes to the current 20mL Surgipath AffirmSeal Pre-Filled Specimen Jar. The new sizes include 40mL, 60mL, 90mL and 120mL, and are offered in multiple packaging configurations. Pre-filled with 10% neutral buffered formalin, AffirmSeal jars are specifically designed for safe collection and […]

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Webinar from Definiens: Integrated Tissue Phenomics® and Big Data for Biomarker Discovery and Test Development

| June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join us for our July 19 webinar! Dr. Ralf Huss, Chief Medical Officer at Definiens, will talk about the usage of Tissue Phenomics to discover relevant patterns in tissue slides that predict drug response or other clinical outcome. You can select from one of two different broadcast times to watch this webinar. Date: Tuesday, July […]

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While You Were Sleeping – Do You Know Where Your Specimen Is?

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

What really happens to your surgical specimen? It is one of the most frightening events in a person’s life… an unusual lump that needs to come out. You visit your primary care physician. He refers you to a “specialist” who will remove your unusual growth while you are under anesthesia. What happens to that piece […]

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Improves Breast Cancer Diagnoses

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Exciting news last week from Dr. Andy Beck’s lab at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) trained to interpret pathology images for more accurate pathology diagnoses. Dr. Beck has been actively involved in this arena for many years and his talks are second to none on the lab’s […]

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Optra Systems Offering Special No Contract Needed Monthly Subscription

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Optra Systems Digital Pathology is offering a special promotion for a monthly subscription to our On-Demand solutions model—NO CONTRACT NEEDED. Promotion ending June 30, 2016: Optra Systems special promotional pricing for North American-based laboratories is $1,950 Per Month and includes: Optra SCAN + Data Storage + Telepathology + Service) Equip your laboratory with complete On-Demand Digital […]

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Christmas Eve FNA

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

In my first year as a pathology attending, our pathology department offered a fine needle aspiration (FNA) service for subcutaneous lumps and bumps that were easily accessible by palpation. For the most part we FNA’d palpable breast masses, enlarged lymph nodes and subcutaneous masses. Occasionally we would do thyroid nodules as well. We performed several […]

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Philips Teams Up With Visiopharm to Boost Breast Cancer Diagnosis Objectivity Through Computational Pathology

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

More news from Philips this week – announcing a licensing agreement with Visiopharm to combine Visiopharm’s breast cancer panel with Philips’ Intellisite digital pathology solution. From a scientific standpoint, as the references mentioned point out, image analysis is critical to appropriate patient care, increasing consistency and reproducibility, if not accuracy, with increased efficiencies for pathologists […]

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Philips Acquires PathXL

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interesting news that broke this morning in Europe from Royal Philips and PathXL. Press release courtesy of Philips. In an email from PathXL this morning, they mention “no immediate change to the way business is transacted. You can continue to count on operational support from the same customer team and contacts that you currently have. […]

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The People That You Meet – (Half of) The Sisterhood

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

On my most recent flight to the United Kingdom in May to give a couple of talks in London, as I was settling into my seat for the 6 hour flight, a young girl came up behind me and said that she had with window seat. She was out of breath, carrying a guitar case […]

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Hospital Now Accepting Likes, Retweets as Payments

| June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

NASHVILLE, TN – In a stunning health care coup, Stalwart Memorial Hospital has announced a new advertising campaign that is sure to change the face of hospital publicity and simultaneously lower the cost of health care for the consumer.  Thanks to the brilliance of the newly-hired social media manager, Shina Patel, patients will have their […]

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Grandpa – Part 2

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

My grandfather claimed he never met a food he didn’t like. And he took full advantage of that. He ate what he wanted, drank what he wanted and at times smoked what he wanted. He fought obesity his entire life. As a result of that he suffered from diabetes and despite not watching his diet […]

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Tissue Phenomics® at Work for Immuno-oncology and Transplantation Medicine

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join Definiens for their June 27 webinar! Prof. Friedrich Feuerhake from Medical School Hanover will be presenting how the Tissue Phenomics methodology is applied to mine clinically annotated image data and discover new features with prognostic value. You can select from one of two different broadcast times to watch this webinar.  Date: Monday, June 27, […]

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Unleash the Power of Digital Pathology

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Expand your knowledge & Make Connections Pathology Visions, the Digital Pathology Association’s annual conference, delivers education, best practice purveyance, while influencing industry standards and contributing to the advancement in the standards of patient care. Attendees at Pathology Visions will have access the wealth of knowledge from thought leaders and pioneers in digital pathology. Attendees also participate in […]

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