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Image: A micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Diagnosing IBD by Evaluating Epigenetic Markers in Blood

Epigenetic screening of blood samples has been proposed as a new approach to diagnosing patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). More...
07 Dec 2016
Image: A micrograph of an ependymoma (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Epigenetic Biomarker Predicts Outcome of Childhood Brain Cancer

Cancer researchers have identified a biomarker that predicts the likely outcome of the childhood brain cancer posterior fossa ependymoma (PF). More...
07 Dec 2016
Image: These estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer cells preserved epigenomic determinants that may be prognostic for cancer survival (Photo courtesy of the National Cancer Institute).

Multiple Biopsies Recommended for Personalized Breast Cancer Treatments

Assessment of somatic mutations is becoming increasingly important for the management of cancer patients, but molecular heterogeneity occurs across many tumors. In breast cancer, there is major interest in the use of pre-surgical studies for assessing the biological effect of therapeutic agents. More...
01 Dec 2016

Genetic Test Significantly Reduces Risk of Cardiovascular Events

A quick, precise genetic test can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular events by helping to identify more effective medication for some heart patients. The genetic testing allows physicians to pinpoint the best anti-clotting medication for each patient. More...
30 Nov 2016

Novel Urine Test Predicts High-Risk Cervical Cancer

A urine test has been developed for the likely emergence of cervical cancer that is highly accurate compared to other tests based on genetic markers derived directly from cervical tissue. More...
30 Nov 2016

Human Papilloma Virus Tests Compared and Evaluated

High-risk human papillomavirus testing is already part of cervical cancer screening programs in a number of countries and new tests need to be validated not only in clinical studies but also in routine screening settings with regard to their clinical performance. More...
29 Nov 2016
Image: A histopathology of insular thyroid carcinoma, showing the nesting patterns of the follicles (yellow arrow) and the artefactually created clefts (black arrows) (Photo courtesy of H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center).

Biomarker Identified for Aggressive Thyroid Cancer

A biomarker has been identified for the aggressive disease of papillary thyroid cancer, which comprises about 90% of all thyroid cancers and treatment of the disease historically relied upon a combination of surgery and radioactive iodine ablation with few alternatives if the disease progresses. More...
25 Nov 2016


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