5 August 2022: Use of Author Contributed Images

We appreciate all the authors who have contributed images to topics at PathologyOutlines.com. In general, these images are protected by our copyright and cannot be used by others (except for the contributors) without our consent. However, they typically can be used for limited educational purposes under the Fair Use doctrine without consent (see https://libguides.unm.edu/images/fairuse).

Recently, several organizations, both nonprofits and businesses, have requested permission to use some of our images. We may allow this after review, but typically we require that they attribute the image to the submitter and to us. For business use, if a large number of images are requested, we charge the business a fee solely to cover our administrative costs (i.e., we do not pay the author).

If you have any questions about using our images, please email comments@pathologyoutlines.com.

2 August 2022: Worldwide Directory of Pathologists Update

We have now created a list of all pathologists at academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada for entry into the Directory. We currently have 7,000+ U.S. profiles, 750+ Canadian profiles (mostly academic) and we estimate that U.S. and Canadian academic pathologists will total ~10,000 when all profiles are created, targeted for October 2022.

Pathologists are defined for the Directory as having a doctoral degree plus pathology residency or fellowship training (or comparable); this includes PhDs and other subspecialists. Typically, they perform or can perform direct patient care at the level of an AP or CP attending. We include residents and fellows in the Directory, but not medical students.

We also include pathologists who are now doing something else as well as deceased pathologists already in the Directory for 5 years after passing. We are able to inactivate Directory entries if a pathologist requests for their profile to be removed.

See the blue box on the Directory page to learn how to add or update your profile. We plan to add a Consultation search in the fall of 2022, so you may want to review your profile to make sure it is as accurate as possible.

26 July 2022: Image Quiz #87

Authors: Christopher Dall, M.D.Debra L. Zynger, M.D.

Teratoma with somatic type malignancy most commonly contains which histologic type?

Select an answer:

A. Adenocarcinoma

B. Primitive neuroectodermal tumor

C. Rhabdomyosarcoma

D. Sarcoma, not otherwise specified

E. Squamous cell carcinoma

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22 July 2022: Weekly Roundup #94

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Tip of the Month – July 2022

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the July 2022 PathologyOutlines.com Tip of the Month. View it at https://youtu.be/O3dMN4QqoGU.

2. Author Recruitment

We continue to look for academics who meet our author qualifications. If interested, email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with your CV and areas of interest.

3. Senior Authors

We have removed the position of Senior Author from our topics, which we have not used for several years. Although at least 1 member of the author team must meet our author qualifications, we are no longer making a distinction on the website between the authors.

4. Tracking / Cookies

We are investigating the use of tracking software that does not collect any information about you (i.e., no cookies). While we do have to track basic statistics (page views, visits, clicks) in order to function, we want to maintain your privacy and keep the site as user friendly as possible. We will keep you advised.

20 June 2022: Case of the Month #517

Thanks to Dr. Viktoryia Kazlouskaya, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for contributing this case and discussion and to Dr. Jonathan Ho, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica for reviewing the discussion.

Clinical history:

A man in his 50s presented with leonine (resembling a lion) facies and keratotic papules all over his body. He mentioned that the condition has been present since he was a child and that his mother and siblings had similar skin features. A skin biopsy was obtained.

All cases are archived on our website. To view them sorted by case number, diagnosis or category, visit our main Case of the Month page.

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15 July 2022: Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Are you a Pathologist looking for consultations? Review your Directory profile and make sure the consultation question is set to “Y” (yes). The blue box near the top has information about adding a profile or making changes.

Our Worldwide Directory of Pathologists now contains over 8,000 pathologist profiles, mostly from the U.S. and Canada. This number includes an estimated 64% of U.S. and Canadian academic pathologists. We urge all pathologists around the world to either create a profile or review their existing profile for possible changes.

See the blue box at pathologyoutlines.com/directory for more information. Feel free to make changes to your Directory profile at pathologyoutlines.com/directorychange.html.

12 July 2022: Image Quiz #86

Authors: Simona De Michele, M.D.Helen E. Remotti, M.D.

When evaluating the pulmonary neoplasm shown in the image, which immunohistochemical stain is more specific than CDX2 for ruling in a colorectal metastasis?

Select an answer:

A. CK7

B. CK20

C. Napsin A

D. SATB2

E. TTF1

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1 July 2022: Weekly Roundup #93

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Curing Cancer Network

Dr. Pernick has revised his prior posts on curing cancer; see Curative cancer treatment based on complexity theory.

It begins:

This essay summarizes my recommendations on how to substantially reduce cancer deaths. In general, we should view cancer as primarily a disorder of a complex biological system that is composed of interacting networks and not as a modular system with faulty parts (Pernick: What should our national cancer goals be, 2021). I also believe that substantially reducing cancer deaths is primarily a management problem to be solved by identifying and implementing a series of appropriate public policy, medical and scientific tasks (Pernick: Strategic plan to substantially reduce cancer deaths, 2021), and not by trying to discover a miracle treatment (Pernick: What will success look like in the war on cancer, 2021).

2. Pernick Prizes in Mathematics and Medicine

We have created an annual prize for Detroit Public School high school students excelling in mathematics and medicine. Here is the announcement for the winners for this year (the first year):

Detroit, MI [June 6, 2022] — The Detroit Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the newly launched annual Pernick Prizes in Mathematics and Medicine. These two non-renewable $15,000 awards recognize the exceptional performance and future endeavors of Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) high school students in their respective chosen fields.

3. How Do We Continue to Improve Our Pathology Textbook?

We welcome authors who meet our Author qualifications or who work with someone who does meet these qualifications. But we do not accept contributions of outside images except through our #PathOutPic Twitter hashtag. The reason is that publishing these outside images would require a tremendous amount of extra work by our staff, which would disrupt the optimal workflow for our textbook. Thanks for your understanding.

28 June 2022: Image Quiz #85

Authors: Jutta Huvila, M.D., Ph.D.C. Blake Gilks, M.D.

Which of the following is true about benign Brenner tumors of the ovary?

Select an answer:

A. Composed of both epithelium and fibromatous stroma

B. Papillary architecture

C. Typically > 10 cm

D. Usually present with abdominal pain

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24 June 2022: Weekly Roundup #92

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Jobs Page Updates

We are now listing “remote” as a location for our job ads in the U.S., Canada and other countries. Our Jobs page currently has jobs from 49 U.S. states (except Nevada) and all Canadian provinces (except Prince Edward Island; we have not yet had job ads from the 3 Canadian territories).

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

We now have Directory profiles for over 60% of U.S. and Canadian academic pathologists, which should increase to 90% this fall. Check your profile at pathologyoutlines.com/directory, email us any updates at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com or create a profile to use during your entire career at pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html. We also suggest adding this profile to your email signatures.

3. LinkedIn

View Dr. Pernick’s LinkedIn page at linkedin.com/in/nat-pernick-8967765/ and follow his postings.

4. Website Improvements

What can we do to make PathologyOutlines.com more useful to you? Email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with any suggestions.