5 February 2021: Weekly Roundup #35


This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. What’s New in Gynecologic Pathology

Our What’s New in Gynecologic Pathology Part 1 e-newsletter will summarize important changes in the vulva, cervix and uterus based on the 5th edition of WHO Tumours of Female Reproductive Organs, published last year. Click here to subscribe to this great newsletter, which comes out 2 – 4 times per year.

2. New Resident / Fellow Advisory Board Appointments

We have appointed new members of our Resident / Fellow Advisory Board as of January 2021:

3. New COVID-19 Article

Our COVID-19 library (click on “Libraries” in our site navigation, then select COVID-19 Library) has a new article, Operation Moonshot rapid tests for COVID-19 barely work, posted 4 February 2021.

4. Curing Cancer Blog

Dr. Pernick has published a new essay in his blog, Curing Cancer – Part 7 – Random chronic stress / bad luck as a major cause of cancer.

Key concepts discussed are: (1) random chronic stress / bad luck is a major cause of cancer at some sites; (2) cancer often develops through rare bursts of activity in cells and their networks, not in a gradual, step-wide manner; (3) cancers due to random chronic stress may have better survival and other clinical differences compared to cancers due to traditional risk factors and (4) due to the presence of random chronic stress, cancer will always be with us; although we can prevent some cases, we can detect it earlier and we can treat it more effectively.

Click here to read parts 1 – 6 of this series and to follow Dr. Pernick’s blog.

11 September 2020: Libraries on PathologyOutlines.com

There are two major news updates about libraries on PathologyOutlines.com, which will be discussed below. To find these libraries, visit PathologyOutlines.com and click on “Libraries” in the navigation bar as illustrated below:

1. COVID-19 Library

We have merged the COVID-19 news page into our COVID-19 Library. We recently posted these 2 news items:

2. Roche pan-TRK (EPR17341) IHC IVD Assay

Roche has added a second library, titled “Roche pan-TRK (EPR17341) IHC IVD Assay“. This new library contains information about NTRK fusions and the pan-TRK assay.

28 August 2020: Weekly Roundup #22

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Chapter Mergers

We have now merged the Lung nontumor and tumor chapters into a single Lung chapter. Other recent chapter mergers include Colon, Liver and Breast.

2. Promotional Email Contest Winner #2

Christina Arnold, who works at the University of Colorado in Denver, has won the second PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com email blasts, Christina has won a $50 Amazon gift card.

If you’d like a chance at winning, click here for sign up information and terms.

3. COVID-19 Library 

Visit our COVID-19 Library and its News section to stay up to date on what pathologists need to know.

4. COVID-19 Diagnostic Test

The FDA has issued an emergency use authorization for the SalivaDirect COVID-19 diagnostic test, developed by the Yale School of Public Health (ASH Clinical News, posted 21 August 2020). See also Yale Medicine.

21 August 2020: Weekly Roundup #21

1. COVID-19 News Page

We are starting a COVID-19 news page featuring articles you may have missed about COVID-19 and pathology. It is curated by Dr. Pat Tsang, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. It can be reached from our COVID-19 library, which you can find by selecting “Libraries” in our navigation bar and then selecting “COVID-19 Resources” when prompted. See the diagram below:

2. ASCP / CAP Conferences

ASCP and CAP are going virtual this year but they have made it easy to attend their conferences:

  • The ASCP annual meeting is free for members and $399 for nonmember pathologists. Click here for more information on the 2020 ASCAP annual meeting.
  • The CAP annual meeting is $150 for members, $450 for nonmembers and free for junior members. Click here for more information on the 2020 CAP annual meeting.

7 August 2020: Weekly Roundup #19

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Chapter Mergers

We have created 3 new merged chapters: Bone & joints, Colon nontumor & tumor and Liver nontumor & tumors. This is being done to make the chapters more logical and easier to navigate.

2. Pathology Job Market

How has the Job market changed over the year for pathologists? It’s starting to pick up from the drop in the spring. We are working on adding a graph to our Jobs page to show trends.

3. Virtual Conferences and Webinars

While travel and in-person conferences may not be possible right now, make sure to look through our assortment of virtual conferences and webinars as well as our online CME activities for the next best thing.

4. Roche Companion Diagnostic Library

Do you want more information on how to assess and score PDL1 in triple negative breast cancer? Check out our Roche library or see our recently published PDL1 topic. You can also access the Roche library by going to PathologyOutlines.com, clicking on “Libraries” and then clicking on “Roche Companion Diagnostic Library“.

5. COVID-19 Library Page

In addition to the Roche library mentioned above that focuses on the PDL1-SP142 antibody for triple negative breast cancer, we have one for COVID-19. This one lists our two current topic pages, COVID-19 business opportunities and organization websites that focus on COVID-19. Let us know of other COVID-19 information that would be useful to you.

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31 July 2020: Weekly Roundup #18

Here’s what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Advertising Special

We are currently offering a special on the banner ad spaces at the top and the side of the Jobs Page on our website. These highly visible banner ad spaces normally cost $750 per month. However, if booked before the end of August, we are offering them at $500 per month.

2. Topic Dates

Topics have 2 dates. The “Topic completed” date refers to major updates to the contents of the page or a review of the entire topic by an expert. The “Minor changes” date refers to anything else, often a fixed typo, new image, etc. Our goal is to have every topic reviewed every 2-3 years, so the “topic completed” date will be within 2-3 years of today’s date.

3. What’s New This Week

Click here to see what else is new this week at PathologyOutlines.com.

4. COVID-19 Topic

As of this week we have updated our popular topic on COVID-19 in the lung.

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