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August 2015 Issue of The Pathologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Outside the Lab Profession

You’ve Got the Power!

| Fedra Pavlou

Let’s celebrate the successes of our field by shining a spotlight on the people who drive it forward.

Outside the Lab Training and education

New York Severs Pathologist-Patient Connection

Pathologists and hospitals urge New York State to revoke a bill that bans direct interaction of pathologists with patients

Diagnostics Oncology

High Hopes for Pancreatic Cancer Urine Test

| Michael Schubert

A new three-biomarker panel may allow early detection of the disease at a stage when curative surgical treatment may still be possible

Inside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

Forget Astronomical, Try Genomical

| Roisin McGuigan

Genomics could soon outpace other scientific disciplines as the king of big data, but there could be problems ahead…

Inside the Lab Oncology

Squishy Science

| Roisin McGuigan

Could a tumor “squishiness” detector open a new avenue of cancer research?

Diagnostics Hematology

Diabetes Detector

| Mathieu Latreille

A new blood test could detect type 1 diabetes decades before symptoms develop

Inside the Lab Neurology

Smart Mouth

| Michael Schubert

Alzheimer’s disease predictive biomarkers in saliva may yield a simple, noninvasive diagnostic test

Inside the Lab Hematology

Brain Injury Blood Test Breakthrough?

| Roisin McGuigan

A lab test for CNS-specific proteins could cut the number of unnecessary brain scans

Diagnostics Oncology

The Search for Next Gen Lung Cancer Diagnostics

| Roisin McGuigan

Research discoveries continue to improve the outlook, but how promising are they?

Subspecialties Forensics

Revisiting Posthumous Analysis

| Juan Rosai

It’s time to take another look at the alternative to conventional autopsy methods

Inside the Lab Regulation and standards

The High Price of Diagnostic Error

| Mario Plebani

Putting patient safety first means reducing laboratory-associated and diagnostics errors

Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

Navigating 21st Century Virology

| Malur Sudhanva

Virology remains a rapidly changing field and the diagnostic clinical laboratory must keep abreast of newer viruses, targets and technologies

Diagnostics Genetics and epigenetics

Unlocking the Value of RNA

| Xiao-Jun M

RNA biomarkers lag behind DNA and proteins in clinical use because of the limitations of lab technology – but new analytical tools could now make RNA a useful tool in the pathologist’s kit

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

A Closer Look at Microscopy

| Jan Barghaan

No other device has captured pathologists’ hearts as much as the simple light microscope

Inside the Lab Microscopy and imaging

SMILE, It’s Easy

| Jay J. Ye

“Secretary-mimicking” artificial intelligence could help lift the burden of tedious report preparation

Diagnostics Digital and computational pathology

The Changing Face of Pathology

| Han van Krieken

Han van Krieken discusses the ways in which laboratory medicine is evolving, the difference between old and young pathologists, and the obstacles facing both of them today

Subspecialties Training and education

The Visual Pathologist

| Roisin McGuigan

Sitting Down With… Sharon Weiss, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University Hospital School of Medicine, and Trustee and former President of the ABP and USCAP, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

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