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.

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.

19 February 2021: Weekly Roundup #37

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com:

1. Promotional Email Contest Winner

Dr. Anne Hoorens from the Dept. of Pathology at Ghent University Hospital in Belgium has won the Q4 2020 PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com promotional emails, Dr. Hoorens has won a $50 Amazon gift card.

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

2. Grant Applications

Dr. Nat Pernick is accepting applications for a single, nonrenewable grant of up to $10,000 for a research study of possible intermediate states for glioblastoma detectable by molecular methods. See here for more details.

3. Top PathologyOutlines.com Authors in 2020

Congratulations to our top 25 most prolific authors in 2020! If you’re interested in becoming an author, please review our guidelines and your qualifications here.

4. Curing Cancer

Dr. Pernick is seeking collaborators to help implement his strategic plan for curing cancer, which has been posted on his blog. It has now been 50 years since the war on cancer was announced by President Richard M. Nixon in 1971. It is time to assess what needs to be done and start to do it. If this interests you, please email Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com.