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Lisa

| January 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

Lisa was a 29-year old patient from the northern suburbs of Chicago who was admitted downtown following a massive stroke after she gave birth to a daughter the previous day. I had decided to do a neurology rotation to see if this was of interest to me for a potential specialty choice. It was early […]

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Register Now for Upcoming Digital Pathology Association Webinar

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to Expect for the Future of Regulatory Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 1 – 2 PM EST Presenter: Esther Abels Director Quality & Regulatory and Medical Affairs Philips Presentation Overview: Digital pathology is seen as bringing flexibility in the workflow and facilitating the pathologist to easier share information. DP has the potential to enhance cancer […]

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New Book on Digital Pathology Published

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new book entitled, appropriately, “Digital Pathology” has recently been published by ASCP Press, edited by the well-known tag team of Dr. Liron Pantanowitz of UPMC and Dr. Anil Parwani of The Ohio State University. Anil and Liron have nearly 40 years of combined experience in digital pathology across a wide range of areas. The […]

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Digital Pathology Enhances Cancer Diagnostics

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nice article by Dr. Anil Parwani, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he also serves as the Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology as well as Director of Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology Shared Resources. He also serves on the USCAP Education Committee and on the board of […]

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Pathology News

Register Now for Upcoming Digital Pathology Association Webinar

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to Expect for the Future of Regulatory Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 1 – 2 PM EST Presenter: Esther Abels Director Quality & Regulatory and Medical Affairs Philips Presentation Overview: Digital pathology is seen as bringing flexibility in the workflow and facilitating the pathologist to easier share information. DP has the potential to enhance cancer […]

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New Book on Digital Pathology Published

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new book entitled, appropriately, “Digital Pathology” has recently been published by ASCP Press, edited by the well-known tag team of Dr. Liron Pantanowitz of UPMC and Dr. Anil Parwani of The Ohio State University. Anil and Liron have nearly 40 years of combined experience in digital pathology across a wide range of areas. The […]

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Digital Pathology Enhances Cancer Diagnostics

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nice article by Dr. Anil Parwani, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he also serves as the Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology as well as Director of Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology Shared Resources. He also serves on the USCAP Education Committee and on the board of […]

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Epigenetics Changes Promote Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Clinical OMICs – Molecular Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine Johns Hopkins researchers have published new data that suggests epigenetic changes controlling how DNA operates, provides survival advantages to a subset of pancreatic cancer cells. The results, published in the Nature Genetics article, “Epigenomic Reprogramming during Pancreatic Cancer Progression Links Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Distant Metastasis,” […]

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Education

Register Now for Upcoming Digital Pathology Association Webinar

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to Expect for the Future of Regulatory Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 1 – 2 PM EST Presenter: Esther Abels Director Quality & Regulatory and Medical Affairs Philips Presentation Overview: Digital pathology is seen as bringing flexibility in the workflow and facilitating the pathologist to easier share information. DP has the potential to enhance cancer […]

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New Book on Digital Pathology Published

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new book entitled, appropriately, “Digital Pathology” has recently been published by ASCP Press, edited by the well-known tag team of Dr. Liron Pantanowitz of UPMC and Dr. Anil Parwani of The Ohio State University. Anil and Liron have nearly 40 years of combined experience in digital pathology across a wide range of areas. The […]

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Digital Pathology Enhances Cancer Diagnostics

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nice article by Dr. Anil Parwani, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he also serves as the Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology as well as Director of Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology Shared Resources. He also serves on the USCAP Education Committee and on the board of […]

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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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Medical Research

New Book on Digital Pathology Published

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new book entitled, appropriately, “Digital Pathology” has recently been published by ASCP Press, edited by the well-known tag team of Dr. Liron Pantanowitz of UPMC and Dr. Anil Parwani of The Ohio State University. Anil and Liron have nearly 40 years of combined experience in digital pathology across a wide range of areas. The […]

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Epigenetics Changes Promote Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Clinical OMICs – Molecular Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine Johns Hopkins researchers have published new data that suggests epigenetic changes controlling how DNA operates, provides survival advantages to a subset of pancreatic cancer cells. The results, published in the Nature Genetics article, “Epigenomic Reprogramming during Pancreatic Cancer Progression Links Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Distant Metastasis,” […]

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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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Indica Labs Opens Office in Tokyo to Provide Dedicated Support to Customers in Japan

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the best parts of this job, being a news gatherer and news distributor for all of you is getting to know about several great companies and the dedicated people who make them go. One of those companies is Indica Labs based in New Mexico.  Since their inception I have been allowed to share […]

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Anatomic Pathology

Register Now for Upcoming Digital Pathology Association Webinar

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

What to Expect for the Future of Regulatory Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 1 – 2 PM EST Presenter: Esther Abels Director Quality & Regulatory and Medical Affairs Philips Presentation Overview: Digital pathology is seen as bringing flexibility in the workflow and facilitating the pathologist to easier share information. DP has the potential to enhance cancer […]

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New Book on Digital Pathology Published

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

A new book entitled, appropriately, “Digital Pathology” has recently been published by ASCP Press, edited by the well-known tag team of Dr. Liron Pantanowitz of UPMC and Dr. Anil Parwani of The Ohio State University. Anil and Liron have nearly 40 years of combined experience in digital pathology across a wide range of areas. The […]

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Digital Pathology Enhances Cancer Diagnostics

| January 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nice article by Dr. Anil Parwani, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where he also serves as the Vice Chair of Anatomic Pathology as well as Director of Pathology Informatics and Digital Pathology Shared Resources. He also serves on the USCAP Education Committee and on the board of […]

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Epigenetics Changes Promote Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

| January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Courtesy of Clinical OMICs – Molecular Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine Johns Hopkins researchers have published new data that suggests epigenetic changes controlling how DNA operates, provides survival advantages to a subset of pancreatic cancer cells. The results, published in the Nature Genetics article, “Epigenomic Reprogramming during Pancreatic Cancer Progression Links Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Distant Metastasis,” […]

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Business

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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Join Dr. Bas Hulsken’s Webinar to Discover the Benefits of an Open Pathology Platform

| January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tuesday, January 24th 2017 4.00 PM – 5.00 PM GMT Since the development of modern anatomical pathology as a medical discipline in the 19th Century it has been uniquely bound to the location of the specimen, requiring direct (microscopic) inspection of the biopsy. Today, digital pathology is breaking those bonds, allowing the practice of anatomical pathology […]

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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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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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Other Recent Articles

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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To Sign Out or Not to Sign Out? Part 2: The Fax Machine

| January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

I received a lot of feedback offline about Part 1 of this post (see: “To Sign Out or Not to Sign Out? Part 1” ) from a number of pathologists echoing my sentiments on the issue of turnaround time in general and needs/expectations from clinicians and patients about getting their results in a timely manner. […]

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You’re Invited to Indica Labs’ West Coast Quantitative Pathology and User Group Meeting

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Indica Labs would like to formally invite you to our West Coast Quantitative Pathology and User Meeting which will be held on Wednesday January 25th, 2017 at the Bentley Reserves in San Francisco, California from 1 – 5 PM. Customer presenters representing diverse organizations,including biotech, and academic medical centers across the United States will discuss […]

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Mammograms Tied to Over Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

This kind of news seems to come up with some regular frequency – “To screen or not to screen, that is the question”. This Danish study recently reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that screening was not associated with a lower incidence of advanced tumors and argues that slow-growing, clinically less aggressive tumors may […]

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OptraSCAN Selected by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH for Digital Pathology System for Brain Injury Studies

| January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

OptraSCAN On-Demand Digital Pathology to Provide Robust Multiparametric Whole Slide Imaging System to the NINDS for Brain Injury Studies OptraSCAN has been chosen by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), NIH to provide a high-speed, high-throughput, high-capacity, high-content digital slide scanner that is fully equipped with confocal and widefield fluorescence imaging modalities, […]

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Inspirata Seeks Sales Manager and Product Manager

| January 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

SALES MANAGER – DIGITAL PATHOLOGY WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS Position Description Inspirata is looking for an experienced and driven Sales Manager to develop prospective accounts for our digital pathology workflow tools and solutions.  A successful Sales Manager will have experience in managing sales and services (preferably in Digital Pathology), knowledge of the medical device industry, experience establishing and executing quota carrying […]

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Immunoscore® Colon is available as a CE-IVD solution

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Immunoscore® Colon is the first standardized immune‐based assay for the classification of cancers Immunoscore® has been validated by the Immunoscore® worldwide consortium, led by the SITC (ASCO 2016) Immunoscore® is a superior predictor of survival than microsatellite instability Marseille, France, January 5, 2017 – HalioDx SAS, an independent immuno-oncology diagnostic company, today announced that its […]

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The Seven Pitfalls of Whole Slide Scanning

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Introduction The practice of pathology is entering a period of broad adoption of digital workflows, as near real-time access to “digital slides” offers opportunities to greatly improve clinical outcomes and accelerate research. As Liron Pantanowitz, Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center recently described, digital pathology offers benefits with respect […]

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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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Cytopathology Loses a Giant

| December 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last December I wrote a post called “Notice of Death”. I spoke about finding out about people who had passed on my Facebook stream. This week there were more notices of people younger than I who had passed from metastatic cancer. Their walls were full of updates of the last weeks and days. Then a […]

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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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