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2011-02-12 00:00:46

Today a digitized, or computerized, form of immunohistochemistry (IHC) is revolutionizing the clinical pathology industry, helping pathologists make diagnoses with improved accuracy, efficiency and speed are invaluable to the doctors and their patients who rely on pathology results. IHC is a test used to detect disease and determine its source and how advanced it is. IHC allows pathologists to differentiate abnormal, or diseased, cells from healthy cells and is used widely, especially in...

2011-02-11 00:00:52

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization committed to the advancement of digital pathology applications, announces the addition of Eric F. Glassy, M.D., and Sylvia L. Asa, M.D., Ph.D."”both practicing pathologists"”to its board of directors, adding to the existing roster of influential leaders from the digital pathology industry. Indianapolis, IN (Vocus/PRWEB) February 10, 2011 The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization committed...

2010-11-10 09:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Commonwealth University Health System's Department of Pathology Laboratories (VCU), a clinical, research, and teaching department of the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, today announced that it has selected 4medica's Integrated Health Record (IHR) solutions, Lab4IHR and Path4IHR, to provide web-based access to clinical and anatomic pathology lab orders/results to-and-from fifteen different locations...

2010-09-27 18:28:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Jared N. Schwartz, MD, PhD, FCAP, of Charlotte, N.C., was named the 2010 Pathologist of the Year at a ceremony held on September 26, 2010, in Chicago at CAP '10 -- THE Pathologists' Meeting(TM). Dr. Schwartz received the award, the College of American Pathologists' highest honor, in recognition for his strong leadership of the College during his term as president from 2007 to 2009, as well as his tireless contributions to the CAP over the years by...

2010-09-22 11:24:00

Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of American Pathologists Gives Special Attention to Men's Health NORTHFIELD, Ill., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New science in cancer, genetic testing, molecular diagnostics, medical ethics, and gender-based disorders will be featured topics when nearly 1,200 pathologists gather at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on September 26 - 29 for the annual scientific meeting of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). CAP '10 - THE Pathologists'...

2010-09-21 14:57:00

MOGADORE, Ohio, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Laboratories, Inc. today announced that it has received accreditation for forensic drug testing of hair from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors carefully review the laboratory's records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years, as well as the laboratory's equipment, facilities, safety program and record. CAP inspectors also...

2010-09-13 05:00:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill. and HALIFAX, Nova Scotia and SYDNEY, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) recently signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) and the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia (RCPA), forging a collaboration in the development of cancer datasets, also called protocols. The CAP Cancer Protocols are designed as a guideline for definitive cancer reporting. This collaboration...

2010-08-10 07:00:00

CINCINNATI, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- AssureRx Health, Inc. today announced that it has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for the delivery of high-quality, reliable laboratory pharmacogenetic testing services that meet or exceed regulatory laboratory standards and ensure commitment to patient care. The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through...

2010-07-29 07:05:00

NORTHFIELD, Ill., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent media reports of potential misdiagnosis of early-stage breast cancer may frighten women away from breast cancer screening that could save their lives. Rather than shying away from screening, women should know the questions to ask and be confident about weighing their options, according to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, and the College of American Pathologists (CAP),...

2010-07-20 07:21:00

College of American Pathologists Outlines Recommendations at Food and Drug Administration Meeting WASHINGTON, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the increasing importance of laboratory tests in diagnosing and treating disease, representatives of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) today presented recommendations to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging increased oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs) and "direct-to-consumer" tests. Most genetic tests fall into...


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