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Special Book Discount! Tissue Phenomics: Profiling Cancer Patients for Treatment Decisions

| March 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Just announced, we would like to offer an exclusive 20% discount to Tissue Pathology readers, which would include free international shipping as well! Use this Tissue Pathology reader link to order the Tissue Phenomics book and use this special code at checkout: “PAN01” For more information on the book, please visit Just another perk to reading […]

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Daily Biopsy Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology: Concordance Between Light Microscopy and Whole-Slide Imaging in Real-Life Conditions

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Irène Villa PhD, Marie-Christine Mathieu MD, Jacques Bosq MD, Anne Auperin PhD, Jean-François Pomerol PhD, Magali Lacroix-Triki MD PhD, Jean-Yves Scoazec MD PhD, Peggy Dartigues MD American Journal of Clinical Pathology, aqx161, Published: 14 February 2018 Abstract The current challenge for the various digital whole-slide imaging (WSI) systems is to be definitively validated for diagnostic purposes. We […]

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Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Among 12 Most Important Health Innovations of the Year

| November 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

It is that time of year again to celebrate the scientific discoveries and innovations as reviewed by different organizations and publications. Among this year’s Popular Science top health innovations of 2017 is Philips’ IntelliSite Pathology Solution (PIPS) for collaborative diagnostics. The publication wrote: “Pathology is a frustratingly analog branch of medicine. Pathologists must slice, stain, and […]

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Physician Burnout: Is it Real and What is the Cause? Part 1

| October 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

I don’t recall where I read it but I do recall when. In a page of a book written by a physician, he lamented there are three things that can change a person’s life forever (perhaps not in this order but as I recall it): Going to medical school, joining the Army and giving birth […]

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Philips All In on Digital Pathology

| October 18, 2017 | 1 Comment

It will come as no surprise to anyone in the digital pathology space that Philips has been transforming the digital pathology market from several directions. Of course, the company completed a non-inferiority study which has been published in The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, the results of which were included in their submission to the […]

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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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FDA Approval of Immunotherapy For MSI-High or Mismatch Repair Deficient Tumors

| June 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month the FDA approved pembrolizumab (KEYTRUDA) for adult and pediatric patients with with metastatic or unresectable, microsatellite instability-high (MSI-H) or mismatch repair deficient (dMMR) solid tumors that have progressed following prior treatment. KEYTRUDA has also been approved fro MSI-H or dMMR colorectal cancers that have progressed following treatment with conventional chemotherapies. The immunooncology/immunotherapy story is fascinating. […]

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“Digital Pathology Stands to Reduce Cancer Misdiagnoses”

| May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the ink dry about a month on the recent FDA approval of Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution (PIPS) for primary diagnosis, I came across this headline and others like it last week. Well known, respected pathologists and pathology informaticians at well-known cancer centers provided quotes for the articles. When you contribute to an article, you […]

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What does FDA Approval Mean for the Digital Pathology Market? Part 1

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Much is being said, written and discussed about the recent FDA clearance for Philips digital pathology solution for primary surgical pathology diagnosis. Of course, this means an advantage for Philips right now in the market as the only FDA approved whole slide imaging system for primary diagnosis. For groups and hospitals that appreciate the two main […]

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“Academic” Tweeting – Is it “Academic” and Will it Be Recognized as Such?

| March 23, 2017 | 2 Comments

Dr. Bruce Friedman over at Lab Soft News has an interesting post today on “The “Why” and “How” of Academic Tweeting”. Many of you know that Bruce is widely considered the grandfather of pathology informatics, coining the term decades ago, envisioning organizations, societies, fellowships before many. He and Mike Becich are two people I would […]

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Corista Announces Platform Integration and Collaboration with Elsevier to Deliver Enhanced Digital Pathology Workflow

| March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

DP3 Digital Pathology Platform now offers Instant Access to Elsevier’s ExpertPathTM image library Concord, MA — Corista, a leader in integrated pathology solutions, today announced its collaboration with Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Corista will offer direct access to Elsevier’s ExpertPath(TM) and ImmunoQuery® from within the Pathology Dashboard(TM) 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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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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Prepare Submissions Now for the CAP17 Abstract Program

| December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Abstract and case study submissions to the College of American Pathologists (CAP) 2017 Abstract Program will be accepted beginning on Monday, January 9 through 5 p.m. Central time Friday, March 10, 2017. Accepted submissions will appear on the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Web site as a Web-only supplement to the September 2017 issue. Awards will be presented to the winners […]

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