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.

3 June 2022: Weekly Roundup #90

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Tip of the Month – June 2022

We have posted a YouTube video highlighting the June 2022 PathologyOutlines.com Tip of the Month. View it at https://youtu.be/p0n1reDQ0Go.

2. Curing Cancer Network

Our CCN primer has a new post relating to the Nobel Prize awarded discovery of Helicobacter pylori. Read it here.

3. #PathOutPic

PathologyOutlines is publicizing the use of the Twitter hashtag #pathoutpic to identify possible histopathology images from Twitter to post in our online textbook. If you tweet high quality histopathology images and are willing to grant us permission to use these images on PathologyOutlines.com, please include the #pathoutpic hashtag in your tweet.

4. Fusion Gene / Protein Formatting Change

Going forward, we have decided to use double colons for fusion genes / proteins rather than a hyphen. For example, in the past, these were formatted as BCR-ABL1, NAB2-STAT6, PML-RARA, etc. But going forward, we will use the double colon based on a new recommendation from the HUGO Gene Nomenclature CommitteeBCR::ABL1, NAB2::STAT6, PML::RARA, etc. 

20 May 2022: Weekly Roundup #89

What’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week?

1. Curing Cancer Network

Dr. Tran has written a new article for our Curing Cancer Network primer, entitled “Summary of worldwide incidence of cancers caused by infectious pathogens in 2018.” Read it here.

2. What’s New in Breast Pathology?

We have posted our most recent What’s New in Breast Pathology newsletter by Kristen Muller, D.O., Julie M. Jorns, M.D. and Gary Tozbikian, M.D. Make sure to subscribe to all our future What’s New in Pathology e-newsletters on this page.

3. Pathology Focus Groups

Are you a pathologist who is interested in participating in pathology focus groups? If so, make sure your Directory profile indicates “yes” to the focus group question. See here to add a Directory profile and email Directory@PathologyOutlines.com or visit pathologyoutlines.com/directorychange.html to make any changes.

How do focus groups work?  When a company contacts us with a specific request, we select all pathologists listed in the Directory that meet this criteria and send them the details – how / when to participate, stipends (if any), other terms, etc. You can accept or decline. We don’t give the companies your email (although you may if you accept). 

Companies typically then set up a 30 – 60 minute virtual meeting with you and any other pathologists that have volunteered to participate.

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.

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.