Clin Lab 2.0: Add value, make patients better

The question Dr. Crawford asks his laboratory colleagues is, “Can you demonstrate that patients are better for having received care from your lab as opposed to from other labs? If you can’t, you are a commodity. If you can, then you are demonstrating value added.”

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Dr. James Crawford (right) with (from left) Reeti Khare, PhD; Tarush Kothari, MD, MPH; and Yehuda Jacobs.

Genotype-guided dosing of warfarin: GIFT wrap-up

In an ideal world, clinical research data would be applied with immediate and beneficial effect to clinical practice, especially when the data come from a well-controlled, well-run trial that meets the gold standard of being large, randomized, and blinded. However, as the Sept. 26 publication of the Genetic Informatics Trial to evaluate genotype-guided dosing of warfarin demonstrates, reality is far more complicated.

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Dr. Charles S. Eby

Next-gen sequencing finds further clinical utility in oncology

One of the plenary sessions at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Molecular Pathology—“High Impact Molecular Diagnostics for Cancer and Inherited Diseases”—was a virtual mini-course in the latest and most useful applications of next-generation sequencing to detect germline and somatic mutations in cancer. Both speakers zeroed in on the clinical utility of their innovative diagnostic techniques.

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Dr. A. John Iafrate

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