Explore On-Demand Digital Pathology from OptraSCAN at these Upcoming Global Events

| September 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Visit OptraSCAN at one of the following events in 2017: ASCP 2017 Annual Meeting, Chicago, September 6-8: Booth #512   Digital Pathology Congress Asia Pacific (DPC), China, September 16-17: Booth #2 OptraSCAN is a Gold Sponsor, with CEO Abhi Gholap presenting “Empowering Asia through on-Demand Digital Pathology” The Asia community is at an inflection point […]

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Register Now for CAP Webinar on HER2 Testing in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  In 2010, results of a phase 3 randomized controlled trial showed that targeted therapy directed against HER2 statistically significantly prolonged overall survival compared with chemotherapy alone in patients with HER2–positive advanced GEA. Because there are important differences in HER2 expression, scoring, and outcomes in GEA relative to breast carcinoma, the need for guideline recommendations […]

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ASCO, CAP, and ASCP Issue Joint Guideline on HER2 Testing in Gastroesophageal Cancers

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have issued a joint guideline on HER2 testing for patients with gastroesophageal cancers. Read the full guideline and

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Alfresco Enables Digital Collaboration Among Pathologists to Advance Patient Healthcare

| December 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals, has paved the way to digital pathology with the creation of ASCPedia, an innovative and educational online slide library utilizing Alfresco Software. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20151208005445/en/ Roughly 70 percent of disease diagnoses in […]

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Omnyx Joins the White House and the American Society for Clinical Pathology to Globalize the Fight Against Cancer

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Big news today from Omnyx in partnership with the White House Office of Science of Technology Policy, American Society for Clinical Pathology, American Cancer Society, Union International Cancer Control, Sakura, Roche and Pfizer. ASCP pathologists in collaboration with digital pathology and laboratory support will provide pathology consults for patients in Africa.  A great example of […]

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Why We Need Fewer Meetings

| November 3, 2015 | 2 Comments

For those of us interested in digital pathology and pathology informatics as a whole, there is good news and bad news. The good news is we have a lot of meetings to network and discuss and share ideas with like-minded individuals and hear about the latest technologies and experiences trying to solve problems we all […]

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Pathology as a Much Maligned Specialty is Not

| July 20, 2015 | 3 Comments

“Several studies have shown that the specialty of pathology tends to attract intuitive, detail-oriented introverts who appreciate the emphasis on intellectual ability and the lack of direct patient contact.” H.L. Mencken said, “What animates a great pathologist? Is it the desire to cure disease, to save life? Surely not, save perhaps as an afterthought. He […]

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Car washes, crib sheets and surgical pathology: Sleaze, graft and corruption

| June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summers and a couple of winter breaks in college I worked at a car wash in suburban Chicago. This was after I learned auto body work and auto detailing. It seemed to make sense to me to learn how to apply bondo, fix bumpers, paint and buff and then understand how to keep a car’s […]

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New article on Digital Pathology: A Regulatory Overview

| October 18, 2011

Very nice read by Dr. Holger Lange of Flagship Biosciences in this month's ASCP LabMedicine (subscription required) on regulatory issues in digital pathology.  Holger provides a clear overview of the issues pertinent to digital pathology today. Abstract Digital pathology is a new technology and industry. Official agencies, including the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), the College of American […]

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