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October 2015 Issue of The Pathologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Subspecialties Forensics

Coming to a Cinema Near You…

| Fedra Pavlou

…the story of the pathologist who rattled the US sporting world

Subspecialties Microbiology and immunology

One-Stop-Shop for Virus Detection

| Roisin McGuigan

Could a technique that detects all known human viruses take the guesswork out of ordering lab tests?

Subspecialties Genetics and epigenetics

PSA Accuracy Boost

| Roisin McGuigan

A genetic test for prostate cancer risk could be used in screening, and improve the diagnostic value of PSA

Diagnostics Neurology

A Crystal Clear View

| Roisin McGuigan

Liquid crystal displays are ubiquitous, but could the technology be used to detect early-stage amyloid fibril formation?

Diagnostics Oncology

21 Questions

| Roisin McGuigan

Gene expression panel could help breast cancer patients with a low risk of recurrence avoid unnecessary chemotherapy

Inside the Lab Regulation and standards

The IoM Takes on Diagnostic Error

| Roisin McGuigan

New recommendations on improving the diagnostic process focus on errors, communication, and putting the patient at the center of healthcare

Inside the Lab Hematology

“Lab in a Needle” a Not Too Distant Reality?

| Roisin McGuigan

Researchers hope to create a device that can draw, process and test blood in just 30 minutes

Subspecialties Oncology

The Promise of Pembrolizumab

| Michael Schubert

But what does the recent approval of this immunotherapy mean for pathology labs?

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Tissue Cartography

| Roisin McGuigan

A new imaging modality could make it possible to navigate tissue specimens with the speed and detail of Google Maps

Outside the Lab Hematology

Testing Times for POC

| Kathie Hermayer, Yusheng Zhu

The accuracy and impact of POC glucose testing is raising concerns - what are the alternatives?

Diagnostics Histology

Barcode Tracking Simplified

| Tim Morken

What you need to think about before choosing the best system for your lab

Inside the Lab Hematology

Let’s Fast in Harmony

| Mads Nybo

Why we need to harmonize fasting definitions for blood sampling

Inside the Lab Profession

Education for the Gamer Generation

| Judy Gnarpe, Michael Schubert

Learning games are underused, but offer an effective way to engage students and could help them understand and retain knowledge.

Subspecialties Histology

Benchmarking Dermatopathology

| Roisin McGuigan

What does the last five years of dermatopathology literature tell us about the field?

Diagnostics Microbiology and immunology

Time for a Culture Change

| Eshwar Mahenthiralingam

Molecular techniques can offer rapid, accurate diagnosis of lung infections in cystic fibrosis, but most labs feel the technologies are out of reach. What if there was an affordable alternative?

Inside the Lab Neurology

Removing Margins of Error

| Babar Vaqas

Raman spectroscopy teamed with mass spectrometry could deliver fast diagnoses in brain cancer.

Outside the Lab Profession

Modern Day Telemachus

| Chelsea Maedler

As the pathology profession evolves and transitioning to work becomes more challenging, the importance of mentoring becomes greater than ever.

Outside the Lab Profession

The Invisible Doctor

| José I. López

Pathologists have regressed from eminence to anonymity – how did it happen and what should we do about it?

Outside the Lab Training and education

Giving Visibility to the Faceless Profession

| Roisin McGuigan

We Sit Down With Mauro Panteghini, Professor, University of Milan, Italy, and President of the EFLM.

Inside the Lab Neurology

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Diagnostics Digital and computational pathology

Living the Molecular Revolution

| Patrick Pauwels

New technologies and molecular discoveries are changing the way diagnoses are made. But how will already burdened molecular pathology labs cope with more cases and restricted budgets?

Diagnostics Profession

Launching in January 2016… The Translational Scientist

| Roisin McGuigan

Texere’s new magazine – The Translational Scientist – celebrates the people, processes and vision that translate scientific discoveries into improved health for all.

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