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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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Further Rejection of Null Hypothesis: Digital Pathology Equal to Glass Slides

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since the inception of commercially available whole slide imaging systems more than 15 years ago, a necessary requirement has been to prove that diagnoses made using DP alone are equal to or better than conventional glass slides (GS) that have been used for at 10 times longer to care for patients. That is to say, […]

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WSJ: The Doctor the NFL Tried to Silence

| November 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jeanne Marie Laskas of The Wall Street Journal recently published an excellent story about Dr. Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist who published “Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a National Football League Player” and the NFL’s response to his publication and his conclusions.  His humble beginnings, hard work, dedication and subsequently his fight for what he believed in following […]

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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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Pigeons to Replace Pathologists in Diagnosing Benign from Malignant Tumors

| November 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With all the hype and worry over a pathologist shortage in the coming decade, investigators from California, Iowa and Georgia decided to take action and train pigeons to become pathologists. It turns out that pigeons and pathologists are very similar in many ways but are less expensive to recruit and retain, have a higher reproductive […]

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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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New Articles Published in Journal of Pathology Informatics

| November 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Utility of telepathology as a consultation tool between an off-site surgical pathology suite and affiliated hospitals in the frozen section diagnosis of lung neoplasms Taisia Vitkovski, Tawfiqul Bhuiya, Michael Esposito J Pathol Inform 2015, 6:55 (28 October 2015) [ABSTRACT]   [HTML FULL TEXT]   [PDF]   [Mobile HTML Full text ]   [EPub] Diagnostic performance on briefly presented digital […]

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Digital Pathology Market to Grow to Nearly $500 Million in 5 Years

| October 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

U.S.-based Transparency Market Research (TMR) has announced the release of a new market research report. The report, titled ‘Digital Pathology Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020’, delivers detailed data regarding the global digital pathology market. The report is available on TMR’s website for sale.The report states […]

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Webinar from PathXL: New Study on NSCLC Published – Register Now!

| August 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Webinar: New Study on NSCLC published – Join the discussion The discovery and clinical application of molecular biomarkers in solid tumors, increasingly relies on nucleic acid extraction from FFPE tissue sections and subsequent molecular profiling. This, in turn, requires the pathological review of H&E stained slides, to ensure sample quality, tumor DNA sufficiency by visually estimating the […]

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PathXL TissueMark is Published in the High Impact Cancer Journal Oncotarget

| August 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

PathXL today announced the publication of research demonstrating that TissueMark, the company’s automated tumor analysis platform, can bring reproducibility and accuracy to molecular diagnostics in lung cancer. The results come from a study conducted by Peter Hamilton Ph.D., and a team from the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University Belfast, which […]

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