Pathology and Radiology Must Prepare for Personalized Medicine

If there is one healthcare trend that will be truly disruptive to pathologists, it is personalized medicine. The concept behind personalized medicine is simple: understand the genetic and metabolic differences unique to the individual patient. Then use this knowledge to tailor a custom program of therapy, including prescription drugs, that offers the maximum potential for success while minimizing possible side affects. Personalized medicine is closely linked to the emerging field of companion...

A Tale of Two Analyzers and Other Thoughts from AACC 2008

There were plenty of new and interesting analyzers, lab tests, and other products on display this week in Washington, DC, at the exhibition during the annual meeting of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Dark Daily was there to take it all in and to identify emerging trends in laboratory and pathology management. There were new instrument systems galore, because many in vitro diagnostics (IVD) manufacturers use the AACC exhibition as the place to unveil their latest...
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