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Tomorrow’s Webinar from Philips: Unlocking the Full Potential of Digital Pathology

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, June 13th, Philips Digital Pathology Solutions will host two webinars for: North America: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Register Asia & Europe: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SGT Register Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is now available for primary diagnostic use in the USA; but what does this news mean for the field of pathology? In […]

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Grail’s Billion Dollar Bet for the Perfect Cancer Test

| June 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

Thought this was worth sharing from MIT Technology Review. After attending ASCO last week what I thought might happen a year or two again actually has. Pathologists no longer have to worry about stepping out from behind the paraffin curtain as many of us were fond of saying. Tissue is not the issue anymore. At […]

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XIFIN Partners with PWNHealth to Offer Lab Services for Direct-to-Consumer Testing, Employer-Based Screening and Telegenetic Counseling

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

XIFIN Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, today announced a partnership agreement with PWNHealth LLC, a virtual care company offering safe and easy access to diagnostic testing services and professional guidance. The agreement allows XIFIN to market PWN’s services as a complementary offering to XIFIN’s suite of connected health solutions – including […]

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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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Webinar: Unlocking the Full Potential of Digital Pathology

| May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, June 13th, Philips Digital Pathology Solutions will host two webinars for: North America: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT Register Asia & Europe: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM SGT Register Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution is now available for primary diagnostic use in the USA; but what does this news mean for the field of […]

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Leica Biosystems Aperio Digital Pathology now Nationwide Standard of Care in Kuwait*

| May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

VISTA, CALIFORNIA – Leica Biosystems announced today that it has struck a key partnership with the Kuwait Ministry of Health, through its distributor, Technical Services Supplies Trading & Contracting Company, W.L.L. The Pathology Council of Kuwait will now adopt Leica Biosystems digital pathology as its standard of care. This initiative will create a nationwide pathology network, […]

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Inspirata to Participate in Thought Leadership for Cancer Information Sharing at the Association for Pathology Informatics Annual Summit in Pittsburgh May 22-25

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Inspirata will showcase its Cancer Diagnostic Cockpit and Consultation Portal as well as present scientific findings on a system that mines relevant information in cancer case reports. Pittsburgh, PA, May 22, 2017 – Cancer diagnostics and pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today that it is exhibiting in booth B2 at the Association for […]

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How to Use Deep Learning AI for Context-Intelligent Image Analysis – Join Our Webinar on June 1st

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) show great promise in several fields of medicine. In particular, the field of Deep Learning is enabling the development of expert-level automated algorithms. Successful applications include AI-supported diagnosis of melanoma based on pictures of skin lesions and diabetic retinopathy in images of the retina. Human expert judgement augmented by […]

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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 H&E 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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ASI’s HiPath™ For Computer-Assisted PD-L1 Interpretation

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

HiPath™ Supports Pathologists with Advanced Image Analysis of PD-L1 Assays CARLSBAD, CA, May 11, 2017 — Applied Spectral Imaging (ASI), a global leader of computer-assisted microscopy, introduces HiPath imaging and analysis of PD-L1 assays. PD-L1 is seen as the current breakthrough therapeutic target in immuno-oncology. Following recent clinical advances, PD-L1 expression has become a key factor in […]

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Leica Biosystems Applauds FDA Primary Diagnosis Clearance as a Step Forward in Clinical Acceptance of Digital Pathology

| May 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

VISTA, CA – May 11, 2017 – The digital pathology industry just took another step forward, with the FDA clearance of a whole slide imaging (WSI) system (Philips IntelliSite™ Pathology Solution) for review of digital surgical pathology slides. Leica Biosystems congratulates both the FDA and the Digital Pathology Association (DPA) on this positive outcome from […]

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Oncologists Say Genomic Testing Is Over Promoted Though It Is Likely To Be Useful Over The Next Decade

Fierce Healthcare (5/2, Sweeney) reports on a Medscape survey finding that among oncologists, about 70% “believe genetic testing is very important or extremely important to oncology, but 55% also say genomic testing is overpromoted.” One reason for that is that 89% believe “genomics will be useful in the next decade,” while just 64% “say it’s […]

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Webinar: Philips IntelliSite Pathology Solution Now Available for Primary Diagnostic Use in the U.S.

| April 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thu, May 4th, 2017 11:00 AM EST (1 hour) As a leader in the field, Philips is a driver of the adoption of digital pathology. Our solution was developed with the aim to increase efficiency and collaboration in your clinical lab. We are very proud to announce the Philips Intellisite Pathology Solution is the first, […]

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Vicki DiFrancesco Joins XIFIN as Chief Strategy Officer

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Former Pathology, Inc. CEO Vicki DiFrancesco Joins XIFIN as Chief Strategy Officer SAN DIEGO– XIFIN Inc., the healthcare information technology company revolutionizing the business of healthcare diagnostics, has appointed Vicki DiFrancesco as its Chief Strategy Officer. DiFrancesco, one of the most influential leaders in the laboratory industry, will be responsible for building and executing XIFIN’s corporate business development […]

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