9 September 2022: Cancer Research Grants

PathologyOutlines.com is offering grants of up to $25K for the following research topics:

  • Premalignant states for glioblastoma or Hodgkin lymphoma: We welcome your proposal to identify premalignant states for glioblastoma multiforme or Hodgkin lymphoma based on molecular and not histologic patterns. As described at Arch Pathol Lab Med 2018;142:558, complexity theory suggests that these states likely exist, even if there is no histologic evidence.
  • Efficacy of large combinations of therapies to substantially reduce cancer deaths for aggressive lung, colon, pancreatic or breast malignancies, targeting different aspects of tumor cells, microenvironmental features (vasculature, stroma, extracellular matrix and inflammation) and systemic features (chronic inflammation, immune system dysfunction, hormonal activity, germline changes) (see Strategic plan to reduce cancer deaths).
  • Better understanding of and possibly treatment for physiologic changes associated with cancer deaths shortly after diagnosis (see How cancer kills).
  • Strategies to markedly improve cancer prevention behavior, such as implementing the American Code Against Cancer or other substantial changes to health related behavior.

Requirements: Proposal should be up to 500 words and include CVs of principal investigators. The deadline to apply is 30 September 2022.

See pathologyoutlines.com/ccngrants.html for more information.

Email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com to apply.

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.

15 April 2022: Weekly Roundup #85


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Tip of the Month #2

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the April 2022 PathologyOutlines.com Tip of the Month. View it at https://youtu.be/WD0WDsI_PCM.

2. Curing Cancer Network (CCN) Newsletter

We recently sent out the April 2022 Curing Cancer Network newsletter, which you can read here. To sign up for this newsletter, click lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/onz6IND or text CURINGCANCERNET (with no spaces) to 22828.

3. Curing Cancer: Reductionism Versus Complexity

Dr. Pernick has updated his Curing Cancer article on Reductionism Versus Complexity. It begins:

In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced the beginning of the “war on cancer” in the United States. Fifty years later, despite massive government expenditures and testimonials that the war on cancer “did everything it was supposed to do”, cancer is still a leading cause of death with high mortality from cancer of the lung, colon, pancreas and breast.

Read the rest of the article here.

4. Pathologist Directory Emails:

We are happy to post an email with your Directory profile if you want people to be able to easily contact you.

Dr. Pernick’s email is very public and although he does get some junk emails, he also gets many valid emails that he may not have gotten if his email was not so accessible.

If you are a pathologist, see pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html to access the short form that our staff will use to create your profile. Visit pathologyoutlines.com/directorychange.html to submit changes to your existing listing. You can also reach us at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com.

4 March 2022: Grants Related to Our Strategic Plan to Reduce Cancer Deaths

We welcome your proposal (up to 500 words) to research one of the bulleted tasks discussed in our Strategic plan. Grants are up to $25,000.

If you’re interested in receiving a grant or have any questions about this project, email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com. Make sure to include CVs of principal investigators.

For more information on our Curing Cancer Network, check out CCN’s website or follow us on Twitter at @CuringN.

25 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #81


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. What’s New in Pathology Newsletters

We archive all of our subspecialty What’s New in Pathology newsletters at https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/subscribe.html, which is also accessible with the Newsletter link at the top of the header. The most recent versions give the latest practical information about Molecular, Gynecology and Dermatologic pathology.

2. Author / Editor Page

We have sped up our Author and Editor page; there should be no more significant wait times for the page to load.

3. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Our Directory now has more than 5,000 entries, including ~40% of the estimated 10K U.S. academic pathologists. We hope to have profiles of most U.S. academic pathologists by the summer and will expand beyond that, but any pathologist can sign up at any time by filling out a short survey at https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/directorysignup.html.

4. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

For the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, we are highlighting videos discussing President Biden’s goal of “ending cancer as we know it”.

Listen to Dale Shepard M.D., Ph.D., Cleveland Clinic:

Our Curing Cancer Network group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. Tell us your ideas on how to substantially reduce cancer deaths – let’s brainstorm together! Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

5. USCAP 2022

Visit us at USCAP, Booth #323 and pick up some great dotting pens or normal pens, camera covers, fortune cookies and more! Create a video or have your picture taken in front of our banner for social media. Tell us why you like the website or what we can do better. Review or create your free Directory profile. Sign up for our newsletters: What’s New, Case of the Month, Jobs, Monthly Updates or Image Quiz. Give us your ideas, however crazy they may sound, of how to substantially reduce cancer deaths for our Curing Cancer Network project.

18 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #80


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Case #512

Case #512 was posted on February 17. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Do you have a favorite image you want to show off to other pathologists? Add it to your Directory profile!

With 5,000+ Pathologists now in the Directory, we have implemented a simple way to make changes to your listing. Simply click here and you will be directed to our new Change Form, where you can make adjustments, additions or deletions to any element in your listing. You can manually describe what changes you need or choose to be taken through a guided series of options. Either way, it will take only a few minutes to complete. Of course, you can also always email us at Directory@PathologyOutlines.com.

3. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

For the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, we are highlighting videos that discuss President Biden’s goal of “ending cancer as we know it”.

Listen to Dr. Danny Welch, University of Kansas Cancer Center:

Our Curing Cancer Network group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. What are your ideas for reducing cancer deaths? Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. USCAP 2022

Visit us this year at USCAP, booth #323! Get some fortune cookies and chat with our staff. If you like our website, tell us why with a short video. As part of our Curing Cancer Network,  give us your ideas on how we can substantially reduce cancer deaths.

11 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #79


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. What’s New in Molecular Pathology

We just emailed our newest What’s New in Molecular Pathology newsletter. Sign up for our What’s New newsletter and other newsletters at pathologyoutlines.com/subscribe.html.

2. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

Our Directory now has 4,800+ profiles, including 40% of the estimated 10K academic U.S. pathologists. Roughly ~1,000 new profiles are added every month, including many pathologists with interesting stories. Dr. Raja Rabah’s profile has a link to an interesting story about a teenager who met “the heart that almost killed him.” Update your profile or sign up by visiting the Blue Box on the Directory page.

3. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

For the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, we are highlighting videos that discuss President Biden’s goal of “ending cancer as we know it”.

Listen to Dr. Andrew Chapman, Chief of Cancer Services, Thomas Jefferson University:

Our Curing Cancer Network group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. What are your ideas for reducing cancer deaths? Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Pathology and Related Jobs

As of February 9th, a record number of 752 pathology and related jobs were posted on PathologyOutlines.com. Thank you to all of our visitors and advertisers for making this possible.

4 February 2022: Weekly Roundup #78


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Top Authors for 2021

We have officially announced our Best Author Award winners for 2021. See here for the list of winners.

We’ve also made a graphic of the most prolific PathologyOutlines.com authors for 2021. That can also be found on our website.

2. Website Cookies

On January 28th, we added a cookie popup to the website at the bottom of the Home page. This is required by the European Union and some other jurisdictions. Our understanding is that it will only appear once a year, although it may appear more frequently if you clean your cache. We apologize for any inconvenience.

3. “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

For the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, we are highlighting videos that discuss President Biden’s goal of “ending cancer as we know it”.

Listen to NCI Deputy Director Dr. Douglas R. Lowy, co-creator of the HPV vaccine:

Our “Curing Cancer Network” group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths. What are your ideas for reducing cancer deaths? Comment them here or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists

We now have a Directory graph page that is updated every week. Take a look here.

12 January 2022: “Ending Cancer As We Know It”

On the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, we are highlighting videos discussing President Biden’s goal of “ending cancer as we know it”.

First is this video from Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute:

Our “Curing Cancer Network” group is focused on substantially reducing cancer deaths.

What are your ideas for substantially reducing cancer deaths? Post them in the comments below or email Dr. Pernick at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.