In a flourish of subtypes, genes, and drivers
Dr. Thomas Giordano, here with research associate Michelle Vinco, co-led the three-part analysis of 496 papillary thyroid carcinomas. Perhaps the time has come, the study says, to revise the classification of thyroid cancer.Read the full story »
Medical genetics labs shine in
10-year proficiency test data
Ten-year data from the molecular genetics Surveys in the CAP proficiency testing program show that U.S. clinical laboratories are making extremely accurate calls using molecular genetics assays. “Laboratories are doing a good job across the board,” says Dr. Schrijver, director of the molecular pathology laboratory at Stanford University Medical Center and professor of pathology and of pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine.Read the full story »
Iris Schrijver, MD
Transplant pathology atlas
practical and to the point
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what are 300 solid-organ transplant biopsy slides worth? Don’t bother doing the math. No matter how you calculate it, the new Atlas of Transplant Pathology—which features more than 300 illustrations and is available this month from CAP Press—represents a wealth of concrete, up-to-date information on the pathologic diagnoses seen in heart, kidney, liver, lung, and pancreas transplants.Read the full story »
Philip T. Cagle, MD
Labs entering risky payment game
in the new year
This year will bring a host of regulatory, coding, billing, and payment changes that are going to challenge pathologists and laboratory administrators to move quickly or else face declining revenue and the grim specter of Medicare recovery audits. That was the somber consensus of three experts gathered for a December webinar hosted by The Dark Report.Read the full story »
Jan. 23, 2015—A handbook and online toolkit aimed at enhancing pathology residents’ training in genomics is available for use. The …
Jan. 23, 2015—Thermo Fisher Scientific has released a next-generation sequencing RNA panel and workflow designed to enable targeted sequencing of …
Jan. 22, 2015—An analysis of more than 4,700 diagnosis-related malpractice cases finds that missteps in testing and results processing were …
Jan. 22, 2015—Royal Philips recently announced that it will offer advanced image analysis algorithms from Indica Labs as part of …
Jan. 21, 2015—The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General said in its work plan for the …
Jan. 21, 2015—Leica Biosystems will partner with NovoPath to integrate its Cerebro Specimen Tracking with the NovoPath Anatomic Pathology Laboratory …
Jan. 20, 2015—Toxicology laboratory Aegis Sciences Corp. has acquired Diagnovus, a molecular diagnostics laboratory providing individualized genetic information.
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