Archive for January, 2017

The Future of Anatomic Pathology – 2 Possible Outcomes and More

| January 31, 2017 | 2 Comments

allthingspath.com had a recent interesting post on 2 possible outcomes for anatomic pathology at some point in the future of anatomic pathology.  One scenario is related to whole slide imaging and the other one is related to in vivo microscopy.  We are asked – Which one of these prevails? In my opinion, both.  There will […]

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Breast Imaging Company MammoLink℠ Rings in the New Year with Bold Predictions

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

This looks interesting.  Wonder if this will generate more mammograms, more abnormal mammograms and more breast biopsies with potential to detect disease at an earlier stage. Does sound like a bold prediction putting the technology at point of care in primary care and ob-gyn offices.  Startup breast imaging company, MammoLink℠, is improving breast cancer screening by […]

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The Knife Sharpener and Jimmy – Part 1

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the ages of 5 to 10 I lived in Cicero, Illinois with my family. Cicero is likely a place you have never been to or will ever go to. You may have only heard of it in context with Al Capone running his criminal empire from there when he couldn’t do so within the […]

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Register Now to Attend Presentations from Inspirata at Molecular Med Tri-Con 2017

| January 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Register now for Molecular Med Tri-Con 2017. Inspirata will provide the keys to unlock Precision Medicine through Digital Pathology at the Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference. Attend their presentations from Dr. Mark Boguski and Dr. Mark Lloyd. Use code 1737INP for discounted registration.

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Tweeting Pathologists: How #InSituPathologists Changed the Way Pathologists Communicate

| January 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

A paper was recently published in Modern Pathology (ePub ahead of print) entitled “#InSituPathologists: how the #USCAP2015 meeting went viral on Twitter and founded the social media movement for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology that details the activity of “live tweeting” the USCAP 2015 and USCAP 2016 and how it all got […]

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Understanding Reimbursement Changes in the U.S. and What They Mean to Your Anatomic Pathology (AP) Laboratory

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Save your spot to learn more about the effects of reimbursement changes in the US on the anatomic pathology market and in your laboratory You are invited to our next complimentary webinar – January 24, 2017 Understanding Reimbursement Changes in the U.S. and What They Mean to Your Anatomic Pathology (AP) Laboratory The United States […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Innovative Anatomic Pathology Groups Use New Strategies to Increase Revenue and Maximize Pathologists’ Income Despite Unprecedented Price Cuts, Exclusionary Narrow Networks and Tougher Payer Audits

| January 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

PRESS RELEASE   THE DARK REPORT 21806 Briarcliff Dr. Spicewood, Texas 78669 512-264-7103 o 512-264-0969 f   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Chris Garcia chris@darkreport.com   AUSTIN, Texas (January 16, 2017) It is the worst financial environment for the anatomic pathology profession in decades. Across the nation, pathology groups are coping with falling revenue, rising […]

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Lisa

| January 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lisa was a 29-year old patient from the northern suburbs of Chicago who was admitted downtown following a massive stroke after she gave birth to a daughter the previous day. I had decided to do a neurology rotation to see if this was of interest to me for a potential specialty choice. It was early […]

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Register Now for Upcoming Digital Pathology Association Webinar

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to Expect for the Future of Regulatory Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 1 – 2 PM EST Presenter: Esther Abels Director Quality & Regulatory and Medical Affairs Philips Presentation Overview: Digital pathology is seen as bringing flexibility in the workflow and facilitating the pathologist to easier share information. DP has the potential to enhance cancer […]

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New Book on Digital Pathology Published

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new book entitled, appropriately, “Digital Pathology” has recently been published by ASCP Press, edited by the well-known tag team of Dr. Liron Pantanowitz of UPMC and Dr. Anil Parwani of The Ohio State University. Anil and Liron have nearly 40 years of combined experience in digital pathology across a wide range of areas. The […]

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Digital Pathology Enhances Cancer Diagnostics

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nice article by Dr. Anil Parwani, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he also serves as the Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology as well as Director of Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology Shared Resources. He also serves on the USCAP Education Committee and on the board of […]

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Epigenetics Changes Promote Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Clinical OMICs – Molecular Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine Johns Hopkins researchers have published new data that suggests epigenetic changes controlling how DNA operates, provides survival advantages to a subset of pancreatic cancer cells. The results, published in the Nature Genetics article, “Epigenomic Reprogramming during Pancreatic Cancer Progression Links Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Distant Metastasis,” […]

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Liquid Biopsies About to Get a Billion Dollar Boost

| January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Grail, a company that aims to use a blood test to spot cancer, has announced a massive round of funding for its experimental approach. A billion dollars sounds like a lot of money. But when your ambitions are as big as the cancer-detection startup Grail Bio’s are, it might not be enough. As CEO and […]

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Paris Clinic Claims Breast Cancer Diagnosis Same Day

| January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

This story from GE Reports was originally published during RSNA last year to help promote their new mammography equipment and referenced the good work being done at Gustave Roussy Cancer Center in a southern suburb of Paris.  But same day breast cancer diagnoses? The article mentions “If we find something, then the patient goes straight to biopsy” among […]

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