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Mikroscan Collaborates With Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to Develop Next-Generation Image Analysis Tools

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Research agreement creates academic collaboration to develop deep learning tools for rapid onsite evaluation of adequacy (ROSEA) December 1, 2016 Mikroscan Technologies, maker of affordable desktop real-time telemicroscopy solutions, announces a research agreement with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine to develop automated cytology analysis tools for ROSEA. The research will be led by Johns […]

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FDA Delays Final Guidance on Regulating LDTs

| November 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

medpagetoday.com posted a brief but concise article earlier this week on the issue of FDA regulating laboratory developed tests (LDTs). While the FDA has had the ability to regulate these tests since 1976, largely once regarded as “simple and scarce” as the article mentions, not before a draft guidance issued in 2014 has the FDA […]

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Cancer Moonshot Initiative Grounded

| November 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Previous posts on this matter referenced that even with the funding proposed in the hundreds of millions dollars (estimated $750 million proposal) a lot more would be required. I believe one critic I referenced said that even with that amount of funding, if approved, wouldn’t “get us off the ground” when it came to this […]

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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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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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Indica Labs Advance Immuno-oncology Capabilities with Innovative Quantification of Multiplexed Chromogenic Immunohistochemistry

| September 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Corrales, NM – Indica Labs, a leading provider of software for quantitative evaluation of digital pathology images, is pleased to announce the release of a new module for multiplex chromogenic IHC analysis using HALO™. The Multiplex IHC module can separate up to five stains simultaneously and analyze any subcellular compartment, nucleus, cytoplasm or membrane, making […]

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Case Study using HALO™ and STRATA™: Biomarkers of Anti-Tumor Immune Activity Associate with Survival in Melanoma

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wednesday September 28th | 8 AM PDT | 11 AM EDT | 4 PM BST Presenters Dr. Tricia Cottrell, Johns Hopkins Medical School  Vlado Ovtcharov, Indica Labs PD-L1 expression in the tumor microenvironment can be both prognostic and predictive.  PD-L1 expression is often a marker of an ongoing CD8+ cytotoxic T-cell-mediated anti-tumor immune response, and thus, […]

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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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New Study Suggests Integrating Multiple Types of Protein Biomarkers Increases Accuracy of Early Breast Cancer Detection

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

When serum protein biomarker data were used independently, clinical sensitivity and specificity for detection of breast cancer were 74.7% and 77.0%, respectively. When tumor-associated autoantibody data were used independently, clinical sensitivity and specificity for detection of breast cancer were 72.2% and 70.8%, respectively. When tumor autoantibody and serum protein data were used together, clinical sensitivity […]

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Xplore Webinar: Driving Integration and Standardization in Digital Pathology Research

| August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Webinar Date – Thursday, August 25th 2016, 4:00 – 5.00pm Join Eileen Regan, Key Account Manager as she presents and demonstrates how Xplore & TMA can facilitate collaborative research within your organization by enabling easy access, retrieval and sharing of digital pathology images across multiple IT environments, locations & time-zones. Xplore is a pathology informatics […]

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Pathology 2.0 Comes of Age: Recommendations for Protecting Privacy While Motivating Education

| August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is an interesting article in this month’s AMA Journal of Ethics by Drs. Crane and Gardner on the use of pathology images in social media. The authors introduce the article in their abstract as “There is a rising interest in the use of social media by pathologists. However, the use of pathology images on […]

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IBM Jumps Into Liquid Biopsy Market

| August 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

If immunotherapy has the cancer community riveted on the treatment side, liquid biopsies are equally exciting on the diagnostics end. And IBM is bringing its research heft to bear on the world of liquid biopsy with an intent to build a lab-on-a-chip technology that can separate particles at the nanoscale. The ability to do that can […]

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