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‘Crosswalk’ Re-Launched to Make it Easier to Bridge the Gap Between Pathology, Precision Diagnosis and Precision Medicine

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Inspirata has just released new mobile and Web-based versions of “Crosswalk Insight: Oncology™,” a knowledge visualization platform that enables users to easily navigate through tumor images and the associated molecular pathways, targeted therapies and clinical trials. San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2017 – Cancer diagnostics and pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today the re-launch […]

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XIFIN Executives to Present Sessions on Collaborative Diagnostic Workflows and Novel Diagnostic Technologies at 24th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

| February 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

XIFIN Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, will co-present a session with the University of Chicago on collaborative diagnostic workflows at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Fifth Annual Digital Pathology conference, a track at the 24th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference being held February 20-22 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. David […]

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Different Sides of the Pond

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Great story in The Pathologist entitled “An Ocean Apart” — How pathology differs on either side of the Atlantic – and how it doesn’t by Michael Schubert What exactly is a boot? Or a biscuit? Or a chip? If you pictured part of a car, a sweet treat, and a French fry, you may be […]

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Trump Says ACA May Not Be Replaced Until Next Year

| February 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Politico (2/5, Palmieri) reports that in an interview with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly which aired before the Super Bowl, President Trump “walked back his recent vow that Obamacare would be replaced in short order,” saying that “the process is ‘complicated’ and ‘maybe it’ll take till sometime into next year.’” Trump said, “It statutorily takes a […]

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Will Not Using Image Analysis in Pathology be Perceived as Irresponsible? 

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Originally published by Simon Häger, Product Manager Sectra Digital Pathology Solution at Sectra.com.  It is hard to argue with any of the points raised here by Simon. No doubt image analysis will enable what we do to do it better. More quantitative analysis. Better, faster, cheaper, more accurate. Image analysis and tele-consultation have been and will […]

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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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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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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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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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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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To Sign Out or Not to Sign Out? Part 2: The Fax Machine

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

I received a lot of feedback offline about Part 1 of this post (see: “To Sign Out or Not to Sign Out? Part 1” ) from a number of pathologists echoing my sentiments on the issue of turnaround time in general and needs/expectations from clinicians and patients about getting their results in a timely manner. […]

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Mammograms Tied to Over Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This kind of news seems to come up with some regular frequency – “To screen or not to screen, that is the question”. This Danish study recently reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that screening was not associated with a lower incidence of advanced tumors and argues that slow-growing, clinically less aggressive tumors may […]

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