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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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Study Questions Value of Routine Mammograms

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A recent news brief service recently sent out highlights about a new study published in NEJM that questions the value of mammography for breast cancer screening while critics cited in the news brief call the study “deeply flawed” and suggest keeping with the recommendations. The study was conducted by researchers at Dartmouth and NCI and […]

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Doctors Significantly Better Than Google

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while there is a headline I just shake my head at, thinking, “how did this research get funded?” This is certainly not the most startling example of this but nonetheless I think most physicians already know this could reject a null hypothesis “There is no difference between symptom apps and doctors” […]

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Telepathology at University College London Hospitals

| October 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Pathologist has a recent article discussing the use of telepathology for remote neuropathology cases provided from a central site with 2 other hospitals.  The article is written by Dr. Sebastian Brandner who is a Professor of Neuropathology at the University College London Institute of Neurology and Head of the Division of Neuropathology and honorary consultant neuropathologist […]

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Young Survival Coalition Expresses Concern About Overlooked Moonshot Recommedations

| September 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

I haven’t written much about the President’s Cancer Moonshot initiative recently and as much as I would like – perhaps because following some Blue Ribbon Panel recommendations and a large number of organizations and individuals expressing, in general, positive feedback among the cancer community, there hasn’t been a lot of news about next steps.  I […]

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Artificial Intelligence May Expedite Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Potential new technology here that may limit number of breast biopsies previously deemed “unnecessary” using artificial intelligence to aid screening with mammography with tumor protein expression. Perhaps as many as 20% of breast biopsies would be eliminated based on current figures. Key Points The software scanned patient charts, collected diagnostic features, and correlated mammogram findings […]

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Computers Trounce Pathologists in Predicting Lung Cancer Type, Severity

| August 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I love headlines such as these. First it was “Pigeons to Replace Pathologists in Diagnosing Benign from Malignant Tumors” now it is actual computer algorithms that get it right more times than and more so than ordinary surgical pathologists! Actually, I hope the pigeons do not get any more accurate but I do think that […]

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Pathologists Often Disagree on Biopsy Findings

I thought we covered this more than a year ago but a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine with an accompanying editorial and an article written by Troy Brown, RN on Medscape, there has been some additional dissection of the data from what is being called the “B-path (Breast Pathology) Study”. Many readers […]

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Whole Slide Imaging Safe for Kidney Biopsy Reads

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

A group of authors, including several of a multi-center collaboration called Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network (NEPTUNE) recently published a concordance study looking at inter- and intraobserver concordance for interpretation of kidney biopsies. The study was recently published in Modern Pathology. Their findings highlighted in the abstract below show high concordance with standardization of reporting in kidney […]

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PathXL Reports Record Financial Year Results

| March 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Results such as these and growth in users of digital pathology with software continue to highlight the digital pathology market landscape that makes a couple of points: The value proposition is about software and continues to highlight the value of what is done with a digital pathology image once a slide is digitized. A scanner […]

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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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New Articles in Journal of Pathology Informatics

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Quantitative nucleic features are effective for discrimination of intraductal proliferative lesions of the breast Masatoshi Yamada, Akira Saito, Yoichiro Yamamoto, Eric Cosatto, Atsushi Kurata, Toshitaka Nagao, Ayako Tateishi, Masahiko Kuroda J Pathol Inform 2016, 7:1 (29 January 2016) ABSTRACT HTML FULL TEXT PDF Mobile HTML Full text EPub How can we improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education to […]

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