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March 2017 Issue of The Pathologist

Welcome to our March issue. This time around our Case of The Month shows a urinary bladder tumor section. Are your skills up to the task of diagnosing the disease? Our Upfront section delves into the classification of Castleman disease, nasal swab diagnostics for lung cancer, and how cell stickiness can indicate metastasis. Anders Hjerpe’s In My View article explains how cytology and histopathology can make malignant mesothelioma diagnosis simpler. This issue’s Feature covers a multitude of devices created for low- and middle-income regions – find out the how researchers tackle low-resource challenges with ingenious solutions. In Practice illustrates why patients’ voices are important in research, NextGen delves into the depths of big data, and Profession follows the story of a novel initiative – the Bryan Warren School of Pathology – to educate trainees in Eastern Europe. We also Sit Down With Mark Boguski, Senior Vice President of Inspirata.

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Articles featured in this issue

Outside the Lab Profession

Everything’s Bigger in Texas

| Fedra Pavlou

The Pathologist's highlight of USCAP 2017 - you, our readers

Outside the Lab Hematology

Pathology Needs You

| Rich Whitworth

Neonates need simpler, more sensitive – and preferably non-invasive – analytical methods

Subspecialties Histology

Case of the Month

Are your diagnostic skills up to the task of identifying this urinary bladder tumor?

Outside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

The Castleman Criteria

| William Aryitey

Undiagnosed patients with iMCD may be helped by a new set of identification benchmarks

Outside the Lab Oncology

FOSL1 Fuels Cancer?

| William Aryitey

A highly expressed transcription factor could be a biomarker for lung and pancreatic cancer

Outside the Lab Oncology

Sticking Our Noses into Lung Cancer

| William Aryitey

A novel diagnostic for lung cancer may simply involves taking a nasal swab

Outside the Lab Oncology

DESNT: Poor Prognosis Prostate Cancer

| William Aryitey

A novel classification system could mean the end of redundant prostate surgery

Subspecialties Cytology

Cancer Comes Unglued

| William Aryitey

A cell's stickiness may be an indicator of its metastatic state

Diagnostics Microbiology and immunology

Cracking the Case of Crohn’s

| William Aryitey

NAPPA, a novel profiling system for Crohn's disease, offers a new diagnostic test and more insight into the disease

Outside the Lab Regulation and standards

Change is Here, But Are We Ready for It?

| Giorgio Stanta

Patient-centric healthcare can only be fully achieved if we change the current organizational methods

Diagnostics Microbiology and immunology

Measuring the Microbiome

| Liam Heaney

Modern techniques may help us delve into the relationship between health and the microbiome

Outside the Lab Histology

Quicker, Cheaper, Better

| Anders Hjerpe

Malignant mesothelioma diagnosis may become easier if we combine cytology and histopathology

Inside the Lab Clinical care

Pathology on a Shoestring

Meet the researchers and devices that can serve pathologists and labs in low- and middle-income regions

Inside the Lab Hematology

In a Spin

A piece of paper and some string could be the low-cost solution to centrifugation

Inside the Lab Hematology

Paper Versus Pancreatitis

A beta-glucosidase and lipase could be detected by a biosensor that costs half a cent

Inside the Lab Biochemistry and molecular biology

The Best Things Come In Small Packages

| Jonathan O’Halloran

A miniature molecular device that gives pathologists in low-resource areas diagnostic capabilities

Inside the Lab Microscopy and imaging

Mobile Phone Microscopy

An attachment transforms smartphones into mobile microscopy devices

Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

A Viral Vision

HIV diagnosis in low- and middle-income regions may be easier thanks to a miniature biosensor

Outside the Lab Regulation and standards

Doing More With Less

| Raffaella Ravinetto

How do you best use the personnel, equipment, and supplies in low-resource regions?

Outside the Lab Training and education

The Missing Piece of the Puzzle

| Marleen Kaatee

Marleen Kaatee explores how patients' voices can be important in medical research

Inside the Lab Bioinformatics

Three Gurus of Big Data

| Norman Paton, Iain Buchan, Dipak Kalra

Big data. Everyone’s talking about it, but what exactly is it? And how can we best harness it?

Outside the Lab Training and education

The School of Life

| Semir Vranić

A collaborative effort has resulted in education for trainees with restricted resources in Bosnia

Inside the Lab Profession

Rising Pathology Rock Stars

| Fedra Pavlou

Mark Boguski, Senior Vice President, Precision Medicine, Inspirata

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