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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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Applied Spectral Imaging Announces Its GenASIs Applications Comply with CE-IVD Requirements with the IQFISH Lung Cancer Panel on Dako Omnis of Agilent Technologies Inc

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Carlsbad, CA – January 11, 2017 – Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI) announced today that its GenASIsTM  applications comply with CE-IVD requirements under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, for automated analysis with the IQFISH lung cancer panel on Dako Omnis (comprising of ALK, ROS1, RET and MET IQFISH probes) of Agilent Technologies […]

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ASCO, AMP and CAP Issue New Joint Consensus Statement to Standardize Interpretation and Reporting of Sequence Variants in Cancer

| January 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last month a joint consensus statement developed by ASCO, the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) on standardizing the interpretation and reporting of sequence variants in cancer was published online ahead of the January print issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Thank you to a loyal reader for the […]

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See How In Vivo Microscopy Can Make Pathology Better, Faster & Cheaper

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifth Annual Digital Pathology Transforming Medicine in a Digital Age February 20-22, 2017   |   Moscone North Convention Center   |   San Francisco, CA Part of the 24th Annual Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference Triconference.com/Digital-Pathology Special Session on In Vivo Microscopy at Digital Pathology Conference in San Francisco Join 3,500 Informatics, Diagnostics, Clinical, and Oncology Researchers at CHI’s Flagship Molecular […]

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Will Cancer Still Be a Surgical Disease in 2027?

| December 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we get ready to flip the calendars over to 2017, a year that seems almost made up from the time I was about 10 in 1980 thinking wasn’t even a real number. By now we were supposed to be flying around in our transport pods with flux capacitors, without roads, carrying light sabers perhaps […]

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Whose Image Is It?

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Earlier this week, Simon Häger, Product Manager, Sectra Digital Pathology Solution wrote a nice reflection/opinion piece on Sectra’s website entitled “Who Can Claim Ownership of a Pathology Image?” Simon reflects on “single vendor” or “end-to-end” versus “best of breed” approach. I find the arguments to be compelling for looking at one approach compared to the other […]

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Patients Protest at Medical Conference

| December 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

It has been said there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. Actually, there are a few more. The annual ASCO meeting always takes place during the first week of June, the annual RSNA meeting happens the week after Thanksgiving. The annual ASH meeting and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) […]

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ELSEVIER Announces Latest Updates in ExpertPath, Immunoquery & PATHPrimer

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Updated Pathology Solutions from Elsevier Elsevier is proud to announce its latest updates in ExpertPath, ImmunoQuery, and PATHPrimer. Clinical Pathology Content Included in ExpertPath ExpertPath now offers comprehensive decision support covering both anatomic and clinical pathology. Earn CME in ImmunoQuery ImmunoQuery users can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit towards point of care learning through queries performed in the solution. PATHPrimer […]

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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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ASCO, CAP, and ASCP Issue Joint Guideline on HER2 Testing in Gastroesophageal Cancers

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) have issued a joint guideline on HER2 testing for patients with gastroesophageal cancers. Read the full guideline and

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Digital Pathology Storage – Leveraging a Cloud Infrastructure

| November 4, 2016 | 1 Comment

Despite the advantages digital pathology brings to the patients and pathologists alike, there are a number of challenges that hinder efficiency and create an overburdened workforce. First there is the deficit of pathologists. According to the College of American Pathologists, in 2010, there were 17,986 active pathologists in the US but by 2025 the College […]

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