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November 2015 Issue of The Pathologist

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Articles featured in this issue

Outside the Lab Profession

The Power of the List

| Fedra Pavlou

The long-awaited Power List is unveiled. Now let’s shout about it!

Inside the Lab Oncology

Origin Unknown? Not For Long...

| Roisin McGuigan

A computer algorithm could help shed light on the origins of metastatic cancers

Outside the Lab Point of care testing

Theranos: Science Fact or Science Fiction?

| Roisin McGuigan

The secretive diagnostic startup has been making headlines – but not always for the right reasons…

Diagnostics Neurology

Virtually Detecting Early Alzheimer’s

| Roisin McGuigan

It could be possible to predict Alzheimer’s risk using virtual reality navigational testing, decades before symptoms develop

Outside the Lab Neurology

On the Scent of a Parkinson’s Test

| Roisin McGuigan

A UK woman who noticed a change in her husband’s smell, years before his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, could hold the key to a noninvasive and accurate test

Diagnostics Neurology

Avoid Mass Spec-ulation: Use References

| Roisin McGuigan

The introduction of a global reference method for measuring beta-amyloid biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid could harmonize Alzheimer’s diagnostic results

Outside the Lab Microbiology and immunology

Urgent Call for New Diagnostics

| Roisin McGuigan

UK report demands serious changes to diagnostic development to slow the pace of antimicrobial resistance

Subspecialties Analytical science

The Isotopic Doctor

| Frank Vanhaecke

High-precision isotopic analysis of essential metals is beginning to show real promise for medical diagnoses. Here, I share some of the progress in this exciting application area.

Diagnostics Hematology

This Sporting Life

| Giuseppe Banfi

Physical activity is an important preanalytical variable in blood analysis and here’s why.

Outside the Lab Profession

Powering Up Pathologists

| Michael Schubert

Our inaugural Power List has been several months in the making – from the start of nominations through to the judges’ final decisions. And now, we present the Top 100…

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Piloting Progress

| Chris Scarisbrick

Early cancer diagnosis could save 11,000 lives in the UK every year – and a new digital pathology pilot program is exploring ways to turn that potential into reality

Subspecialties Digital and computational pathology

Making the Move to 100 Percent Digital

| Alexi Baidoshvili

LabPON is the first laboratory in the world to fully digitize its histopathology services – but how did they approach it? And has it paid off?

Inside the Lab Profession

The (True) Value of Laboratory Medicine

| Mike Hallworth

Laboratory medicine is often misquoted as having a role in 70 percent of clinical decisions – but how can we measure the true value, and more importantly, how can we improve it?

Diagnostics Oncology

On The Road Less Well Traveled

| David Klimstra

Sitting Down With David Klimstra, Chair, Department of Pathology; James Ewing Alumni Chair of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA.

Subspecialties Laboratory management

Improving Workflow with Thermo Gemini AS Autostainer & ClearVue Coverslipper

| Sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific

Cheltenham General Hospital is part of one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK.

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