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05 Mar 2017 - 09 Mar 2017
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Pathology

Image: The Ion personal genome machine (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific).

New Assay Advances Personalized Therapy for Cancer Patients

Precision medicine attempts to direct treatment for a patient based on molecular alterations known to exist in the patient's disease and the treatment of patients with cancer has been at the center of the evolution for precision medicine studies. More...
24 Feb 2017
Image: A histopathology of \'chronic obstructive pulmonary disease\' shows a bronchus with increased numbers of chronic inflammatory cells in the submucosa (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

Genetic Markers Discovered for COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term poor airflow and the main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production and typically COPD worsens over time. More...
23 Feb 2017
Image: Escherichia coli bacteria (red), which are abundant in the immunoglobulin-A-coated microbiota of patients with a Crohn\'s disease-associated condition called spondyloarthritis, promote systemic inflammation. The blue circular structures depict the nuclei of cells called epithelial cells (Photo courtesy of Dr. Kenneth Simpson, Cornell University).

Bacteria Links Crohn's Disease to Spondyloarthritis

Peripheral spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a common extraintestinal manifestation in patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammatory enthesitis, dactylitis, or synovitis of nonaxial joints. More...
22 Feb 2017
Image: The Fluid Assisted Separation Technology (FAST) Disc can accurately identify circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream (Photo courtesy of the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology).

Liquid Filtration System Captures Circulating Tumor Cells

A stand-alone lab-on-a-disc system captures from the blood 95% of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which can be analyzed for early detection of cancer metastasis and for monitoring response to various cancer treatments. More...
21 Feb 2017
Image: Selected-ion flow-tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a quantitative mass spectrometry technique for trace gas analysis of breath samples (Photo courtesy of Trans Spectra Limited).

Breath Test Helps Detect Stomach and Esophageal Cancers

A test has been developed that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the esophagus and stomach in a large patient trial. More...
17 Feb 2017
Image: (a) A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of vaginal fluid from a woman with bacterial vaginosis and high concentrations of bacterial vaginosis associated bacterium 1 (BVAB1); (b) These cells are different from the larger, wider, and more electron dense curved rods observed in a pure culture of Mobiluncus curtisii (Photo courtesy of the US National Library of Medicine).

Premature Birth Risk Linked to Bacteria in Cervicovaginal Space

Changes in microbial communities have been implicated in both health and disease and investigations into the association between the cervicovaginal (CV) microbiota and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) have been limited in scope and number. More...
17 Feb 2017
Image: The new quantitative multiplex assay (cMethDNA) (Photo courtesy of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center).

Tumor DNA Blood Test Predicts Advanced Breast Cancer Survival

A blood test that spots cancer-linked DNA correctly predicted that most of those patients with higher levels of the tumor markers died significantly earlier than those with lower levels. More...
16 Feb 2017


The Pathology channel details advances in the field of Surgical Pathology and all its subspecialties, including Cytopathology and its subspecialties.
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