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‘Crosswalk’ Re-Launched to Make it Easier to Bridge the Gap Between Pathology, Precision Diagnosis and Precision Medicine

| February 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Inspirata has just released new mobile and Web-based versions of “Crosswalk Insight: Oncology™,” a knowledge visualization platform that enables users to easily navigate through tumor images and the associated molecular pathways, targeted therapies and clinical trials. San Francisco, CA, February 20, 2017 – Cancer diagnostics and pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata®, Inc. announced today the re-launch […]

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The Future of Anatomic Pathology – 2 Possible Outcomes and More

| January 31, 2017 | 2 Comments

allthingspath.com had a recent interesting post on 2 possible outcomes for anatomic pathology at some point in the future of anatomic pathology.  One scenario is related to whole slide imaging and the other one is related to in vivo microscopy.  We are asked – Which one of these prevails? In my opinion, both.  There will […]

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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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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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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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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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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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FDA Approves First Liquid Biopsy Test for Use in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

| June 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Exciting news today from FDA with news of approval of first liquid biopsy test for use in non-small cell lung cancer.  The cobas EGFR test is already approved for use in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue. This new use is intended for detection of these specific mutations in circulating-free tumor DNA (cfDNA) from plasma for first […]

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Peter Hamilton Discusses the Future of Pathology with Keith Kaplan Live from Belfast

| May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fri, May 20, 2016 10:00 AM AM EDT/7:00 AM PDT Show in My Time Zone REGISTER HERE Professor Peter Hamilton is joined LIVE by Dr Keith Kaplan at PathXL’s HQ in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Join this webinar where they discuss the impact of the digital pathology industry on the wider medical community and what emerging […]

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Visit Foundation Medicine at ASCO 2016

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Foundation Medicine will be exhibiting at Booth #24109 during the meeting with over 20 poster presentations and 2 oral presentations at #ASCO16. No doubt that genomic profiling, immunotherapy and liquid biopsy are going to have a huge presence at ASCO and Foundation Medicine is actively involved bringing patient-centric technologies to market for targeted therapies. Foundation Medicine is […]

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Visit Trovagene at ASCO 2016 – Booth 3014

I think that liquid biopsy, that is, using urine or peripheral blood samples will revolutionize cancer care and pathology over time.  Right now testing may be more limited with limited clinical trials but over time I think liquid biopsy will not only be used for drug response and monitoring during therapy but also for screening […]

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