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CAP Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions

| April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Confocal Microscopy Webinar Join us April 25 from 11:00 AM–Noon (CDT)to learn more about using non-invasive imaging as a diagnostic tool for assessing pigmented skin lesions. Register Now Webinar: Confocal Microscopy for Pigmented Lesions Dermatopathologist Babar K. Rao, MD, FAAD, FCAP of the CAP’s In Vivo Microscopy Committee will discuss a systematic approach to the non-invasive diagnosis of […]

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Tom Price Confirmed as HHS Secretary

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Congressman Tom Price, MD (R-GA) was confirmed as the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) by the Senate on February 10, 2017. He was approved by a party-line vote of 52-47. Dr. Price will be the first physician to lead HHS since Dr. Louis W. Sullivan during the George H.W. Bush administration. Dr. Price, […]

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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, AMP and CAP Issue New Joint Consensus Statement to Standardize Interpretation and Reporting of Sequence Variants in Cancer

| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month a joint consensus statement developed by ASCO, the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) on standardizing the interpretation and reporting of sequence variants in cancer was published online ahead of the January print issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Thank you to a loyal reader for the […]

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Cytopathology Loses a Giant

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last December I wrote a post called “Notice of Death”. I spoke about finding out about people who had passed on my Facebook stream. This week there were more notices of people younger than I who had passed from metastatic cancer. Their walls were full of updates of the last weeks and days. Then a […]

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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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Why Should Pathologists Engage in Social Media?

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

   

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$40 Pathology Report Reads and Understanding Your Pathology Report

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every once in awhile something hits my Facebook feed that makes me wonder how it got there and who means what by it. Beyond the family updates, births, deaths, marriages, divorces, Cubs and Blackhawk updates most recently, I saw one for “Find Out What All Those Numbers Mean – Pathology Reports”. The post (and the […]

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The Unleashed Power of Digital Pathology: Is There a Way Forward?

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The featured post for today is guest written by Dr. Anil Parwani, known throughout the industry as a key opinion leader and has been very active in digital pathology among many other professional and research interests. In his post he looks back 15 years to our first meeting at a pathology meeting, perhaps in a […]

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CAP’s Response to AOA’s Doctors That DO Campaign

| March 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Dr. Richard Friedberg, Issues of Interest Section on CAPConnect: CAP members may be aware of the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) recent “Doctors That DO” advertising campaign, which includes two print ads that many in pathology and laboratory medicine consider disparaging.  On behalf of concerned CAP members, I contacted the AOA president, John Becher, […]

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College of American Pathologists Notably Absent from Choosing Wisely

| November 22, 2015 | 2 Comments

I recalled sharing news a couple of years ago about ASCP and the ABIM Foundation partnering together for something called “Choosing Wisely” and thought I would check in to see what this site consisted of now. I think the addition of information for patients is somewhat new in addition to information for clinicians. According the […]

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Kudos to CAP and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Again

| November 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Last year I wrote a short Letter to the Editor to Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine entitled “Kudos to the College of American Pathologists and Archives” and an earlier post on this site entitled “Kudos to CAP and Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine” referencing the incorporation of whole slide images and QR codes that […]

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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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Experience the PathologyNEXT Movement with Inspirata at CAP ‘15

| October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Exhibiting in booth 104 at the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Annual Meeting Oct. 4-7 in Nashville, Inspirata will showcase how it is helping pathology departments leapfrog into the future with a fully automated workflow and integrated pathologists cockpit. Inspirata, Inc. is a rapidly emerging leader in digital pathology that is changing the pathology paradigm by […]

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