High School Student Develops Diagnostic Pathology Testing Application that Increases Sensitivity of FNA Testing for Breast Cancer

Pathologists take heed! Teenagers are taking off-the-self technology and creating useful new clinical laboratory tests for cancer and other diseases For the second time in recent weeks, a teenager has made national news for developing a medical laboratory test that can more accurately diagnose disease when compared to methodologies currently used by clinical laboratories and pathology groups. Pathologists and clinical chemists have good reason to ask what is different about the science taught...

UPMC Pathologists and Researchers Develop Technology That Predicts Prostate Cancer Relapse

New lab test market could open up if research findings lead to a useful clinical laboratory test that predicts prostate cancer recurrence Over the past decade, clinical laboratory tests that can predict the occurrence or recurrence of breast cancer have opened up a profitable market for the companies that developed these technologies. Now, new research may become the basis of a useful medical laboratory test that could be predictive of prostate cancer relapse. Of course, pathologists know that...

PART TWO: Quebec’s Debate about Breast Cancer Test Errors Turns to Questions about Defining Accuracy of Pathology Laboratory Testing

Specialist physicians in Quebec question why the outside review of ER and HER2 breast cancer pathology test results used a 1% standard versus a 10% standard Public debate in Quebec about inaccurate tests for breast cancer by the province’s pathology laboratories has turned attention to an area of pathology testing which is seldom discussed in public forums. It is the situation where there is often significant variability in rate of false positives and false negatives reported by different...
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