Tag: cancer

Pinkwashing Comes Early This Year

| September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

We are not quite to October yet, historically one of my favorite months, the leaves change, cooler days and nights, World Series and the start of hockey season, but Pinkwashing for Pinktober has already begun. Pink brooms and “Sleep Pink” just to name a few I have seen within the past few days. But there […]

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Is the Pen Mightier Than the Scalpel?

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Although a surgeon’s goal is to remove cancer in its entirety during excision surgery, achieving negative margins (absence of cancer cells at the outer edge of the excised tumor specimen) can be challenging. To facilitate intraoperative diagnosis, Zhang et al. from multiple institutions in Texas developed a handheld pen-like device that rapidly identifies the molecular profile of […]

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Mike, Kevin and Darrell Ask “Can You Look at My Slides?”

| August 1, 2016 | 3 Comments

We are all busy, and I’m not different. Between busy clinical schedules, travel for work and pleasure, the Spring and Summer are a blur. But there’s nothing like voices from your past to force you to take a pause. I’ve recently received three requests from people from my past, all asking the same question, “can […]

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Cancer Moonshot Program Seeks Input Through Online Platform

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Vice-President Biden is taking the administration’s last year push to “double the rate of progress towards a cancer cure” to the Vatican and now, the public.  I am beginning to have my doubts as of nearly the month of May…”The community involvement that the initiative garners will allow us to consider novel, creative ideas that might […]

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Register Now for Webinar: Pathology Drives Cancer Moonshot Initiative

| April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

REGISTER NOW! Since the Moonshot hit Congress, how can pathologists and other clinicians play a more significant role in the war on cancer? Changes in the way healthcare is delivered are driving the industry aggressively toward more cost effective, value-based care models. Technology that enables the delivery of medicine in this new paradigm connects healthcare […]

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Moonshot Hits A Wall

| February 17, 2016 | 3 Comments

I saw an article late last month before the ink was dry on the Executive Order and budget increase requests citing “the Vice President’s call for a cancer moonshot has struck a deep nerve in the research community as scientists blame the entrenched medical establishment for hoarding the data needed to make breakthroughs”. Apparently, earlier […]

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Man on The Moon

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

I don’t usually make political statements on this blog and don’t plan on doing so anytime soon. In fact, I have little interest at the moment and 2-year presidential election cycles and endless coverage of every detail of the professional and personal lives of candidates and elected officials. Having said that, I watched the State […]

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The Value of Pathology

| July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last month this blog turned 8 years old with nearly 2,700 posts to date or about 330 posts per year on average.  Along the way in addition to news items, my thoughts, stories and remembrances of medical education and the like there have been a few guest posts. The 1,000th post was a guest post […]

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Proscia Connect® Facilitates Collaboration Among Global Pathology Experts in the Fight Against Cancer

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Global collaboration on pathology consultations help clinicians and hospitals fight cancer worldwide with cloud-delivered software hosted on AWS  Proscia, a cloud-delivered solutions provider for digital pathology, today announced the release of a series of new features including Proscia Connect. Proscia Connect creates a global pathology ecosystem, running on Amazon Web Services (AWS), which facilitates collaboration […]

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Philips and Indica Labs Team to Accelerate Cancer Research through Advanced Image Analysis

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Best, Netherlands and New Mexico, USA – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it will further support oncology researchers’ efforts to analyze pathology samples by offering advanced image analysis algorithms from Indica Labs, Inc. as part of its Digital Pathology Solutions offerings. The collaboration will allow pathology researchers to apply intelligent algorithms to digitized […]

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Molecular medicine – can we afford it?

Since the time I was a medical student, we were taught that for many of us, particularly those interested in pathology and laboratory medicine, that our jobs would be replaced by small computer chips and software applications that could predict clinical behavior of tumors and guide more personalized therapies with minimal cytotoxicity. For nearly 100 years, […]

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Where do Pathologists fit into Accountable Care Organizations? – Part 4

| January 24, 2011 | 0 Comments

The following post was submitted by Dr. Ben Calhoun, a practicing pathologist in Charlotte, NC. This is Ben's fourth submission in a continuing series on trying to answer the question "Where do Pathologists fit into Accountable Care Organizations?" By now, almost everyone knows that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is drafting regulations […]

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