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2014-06-03 12:21:47

University of Colorado Denver ASCO education session focuses on oncologist-pathologist communication As targeted therapies become more available, increasing opportunity exists to match treatments to the genetics of a specific cancer. But in order to make this match, oncologists have to know these genetics. This requires molecular testing of patient samples. An education session presented today at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2014 details the...

2014-06-03 08:43:14

TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GE Healthcare just announced a strategic partnership with Real Time Medical, an award-winning developer of workflow management software solutions. The agreement will allow GE Healthcare to offer a streamlined workflow that seamlessly connects pathologists and other clinicians, facilitating collaboration to help enhance accuracy and speed of diagnosis. Empowering pathologists with information technology to remove manual processes and delays, GE...

2014-06-02 22:51:56

University of Colorado Denver Volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath show presence and stage of lung cancer Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with lung cancer from patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but can also define the stage of any cancer present....

2014-06-02 08:31:14

ProMark(TM) has Potential to Transform Prostate Cancer Care by Aiding Doctors and Patients with Appropriate Treatment Assessment CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, for the first time, Metamark presents results from the clinical validation study that showed ProMark(TM), the first and only proteomic-based imaging biopsy test, achieved its primary endpoint by accurately differentiating between aggressive and non-aggressive forms of prostate cancer at early stages of...

Cancer Survivor Numbers To Increase Over The Next Ten Years
2014-06-02 05:18:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With US cancer incidence rates in the midst of a 10-year decline, survivorship rates are on the rise, according to revised statistics released Sunday by the American Cancer Society. Currently, there are an estimated 14.5 million cancer survivors in the US, but that number is expected to rise to nearly 19 million by 2024, researchers from the organization reported in the June 1 edition of CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians....

2014-06-01 08:20:22

Large International Cohort of 17 GI Cancer Types Confirms the Unique Clinical Utility of Caris Molecular Intelligence(TM) CHICAGO, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, announced today the presentation of clinical data at the 50th Annual Meeting of ASCO in which molecular profiling identified numerous potential drug options in patients with various types of gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. Among...

2014-05-29 23:09:24

Test Utilization Committee and Computerized Physician Order Entry System at Cleveland Clinic Provide Successful Model Chicago (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 A program at Cleveland Clinic reduced the number of unnecessary lab tests by blocking physicians from ordering the same test for hospitalized patients more than once a day. According to a recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, published by the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), the initiative prevented nearly...

2014-05-28 08:32:50

Funding to Support Evaluation of See, Test & Treat Cancer Screening for Vulnerable Women NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation announced today that it has been selected to receive a grant of nearly $95,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation( )(RWJF) to evaluate the impact of its See, Test & Treat(®) cancer screening program on patient engagement and outcomes. Bruce D. Rapkin, Ph.D., professor of...

2014-05-28 08:31:02

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced that Bonnie H. Anderson, president and chief executive officer, will present at the Jefferies 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 9 a.m. ET in New York. The live audio webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by visiting Veracyte's website at http://investor.veracyte.com. Please connect to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the live webcast to...

ditch the soap and water
2014-05-26 04:56:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While recent research has concluded that using soap containing antimicrobial ingredients could be doing more harm than good, one New York Times Magazine journalist’s experiments with products that replace traditional cleaning compounds with bacteria treatments have reportedly left her skin softer and smoother than ever before. As she explained in a May 22 article, writer Julie Scott participated in a trial for a living bacterial...


Latest Pathology Reference Libraries

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

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2011-04-28 17:50:48

Wolbachia is a genus of bacteria which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of insects (~60% of species). It is one of the world's most common parasitic microbes and possibly the most common reproductive parasite in biosphere. Studies have suggested that 25-70% of all insect species are estimated to be potential hosts. Marshall Hertig and Burt Wolbach first identified the bacterium in 1924 in a species of mosquito. Hertig described the genus as Wolbachia pipientis. Not...

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2011-04-28 15:17:59

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...

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2011-04-14 15:49:49

Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC), is a group of catalase-producing, non-lactose-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria composed of at least nine different species. It is an important human pathogen that often causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals with underlying lung disease. They are typically found in water and soil and can survive for prolonged periods in moist environments. Spread between people occurs often in hospitals, clinics, and camps. Infected hosts are often treated in...

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2011-04-14 13:54:22

Actinomyces israelii is a species of Actinomyces and is sometimes known as the "most misdiagnosed disease" since it is often confused with neoplasms. It is a colonizer of the vagina, colon, and mouth. Infection happens through breach of the mucosal barrier during various procedures, aspiration, or pathologies such as diverticulitis. The chronic phase is also known as the classic phase due to the acute, early phase being commonly missed by health care providers. It is characterized by slow...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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