31 March 2020: “Active Surveillance”

Here is an oil print interpretation of prostatic adenocarcinoma, painted by Eugene Maurakis:

Oil on canvas (30×40″), Eugene G. Maurakis, Ph.D.

A message from Eugene:

“Interpretation of Gleason 3+3 prostate cancer from histological section of prostate stained with hematoxylin and eosin based on Iczkowski KA. 2020. Grading Gleason. Many thanks to Drs. Iczkowski and Pernick, and E. Thomas for permission to use their image.

In December 2019, I was diagnosed with the lowest grade of prostate cancer, which may not progress to a more aggressive disease.* My intent of this post is solely to heighten men’s awareness that prostate cancer can occur as one ages, even if you maintain a healthy lifestyle, stay active, and eat close to the Earth. At first, I was hesitant whether I should post such a personal story through this painting as I don’t want anyone to tell me “I’m sorry.” I am positive and upbeat, and living life to the fullest. Knowledge is power.”

*Garisto, J.D. and L. Klotz. 2017. Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer: How to Do It Right. Oncology 31(5):333-340. There has been a nearly 70% increase in new prostate cancer cases, mostly classified as low risk, that have been diagnosed in early stages as a consequence of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening. Data regarding the natural history of this disease confirm the clinical insignificance of low-grade prostate cancer, which is associated with scant or no metastatic dissemination. Active surveillance is a conservative management approach, conducted for those patients with “low-risk” or “favorable-risk” disease, which avoids long-term adverse effects on the patient’s quality of life.

For more information on prostate cancer and the different grades of the disease, see these two 2019 and 2020 articles:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30664083/

http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/prostategrading.html

27 March 2020: Weekly Roundup #3

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

1. Working From Home

We are still in business but because our entire office is working from home, responses may be delayed.

2. Conference Cancellations

Many conferences are being cancelled, rescheduled or switched to “virtual”. We are currently contacting our advertisers and updating the Conferences page as more information is available. If you’ve advertised your conference with us and would like it revised, please email Ads@PathologyOutlines.com.

3. Thank You

A collective thank you to all the health professionals worldwide who are working hard and making sacrifices to stem the COVID-19 pandemic.

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20 March 2020: Weekly Roundup #2

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

1. Donating to World Health Organization

As of this week, all proceeds from our merchandise shop will will directly benefit the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. To get your very own PathOut merch and donate to an extremely significant cause, visit shop.spreadshirt.com/pathologyoutlines!

2. Textbook Topics

We are recruiting more authors to increase the pace of updates for our 6000+ topics. If you’re interested in contributing, please review our Author information page to see if you qualify. If not, you can team up with a pathologist who does. We typically recruit using corresponding authors from Pathology journals as well as those giving short courses at USCAP.

3. Conference Cancellations

Many conferences are cancelling due to COVID-19, but we suggest that conference organizers instead convert their meetings to a virtual conference or offer online CME for the content. If you’ve advertised your conference with us and you’d like to take it down or revise the ad, please email Ads@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Promotional E-Blast Contest

Each quarter we have a promotional E-blast contest. We pick someone from our promotional newsletter subscriber list who has opened the E-blast and send them a $50 Amazon gift card. Please visit our contest page for more details.

5. Terminology

Terminology is always changing. We are currently removing offensive terms and names, such as “mental retardation”, Wegener’s granulomatosis (granulomatosis with polyangiitis, see here) and Clara cells (club cells, see here).

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13 March 2020: Weekly Roundup #1

Starting this week, every Friday we will be posting a weekly roundup of PathologyOutlines.com updates rather than posting several times during the week. This way, you’ll get all your news at the same time and in a convenient manner.

Here’s what’s new this week:

1. Updated Books page

We have now deleted all books from 2014 and prior. If you want your book posted on PathologyOutlines.com, we post pathology related books for no charge if available at Amazon.com. Otherwise, the cost is $300 total to post for 5 years with a link to the publisher. Contact us at Ads@PathologyOutlines.com for more information.

2. Doximity.com

We are now sharing some cases with Doximity.com. Please click here for our first case. (You must be a Doximity member to view.)

3. Topics Info

Topics have a completed date and a revised date, which may be confusing. The Completed date is when the topic was last updated with a top to bottom review. The Revised date is the last time any change was made, even if minor.

4. Textbook Update

We are eliminating redundant topics from Chapters, including those that are better represented in other chapters, those with with minimal content or ones that aren’t WHO entities.

5. Stains and CD Marker Chapter Updates

We want to have the most up to date Stains and CD marker chapters. Please see our Stains and CD marker pages and email Nat@PathologyOutlines.com if any important ones are missing or if you want to write about one of them.

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11 March 2020: Industry News Updates

Check out our Industry News page. We have updated it with the following article from:

Change Healthcare10 Ways To Grow Your Pathology Practice in 2020
In today’s dynamic healthcare environment, pathologists are looking for every strategy to grow revenue and reduce costs, all while improving the overall patient experience. There is a heavy emphasis on making data-driven decisions, giving practices the boost they need to make better strategic moves when it comes to growth planning. Here are 10 ways to grow revenue at your pathology practice in 2020. Rest of article

10 March 2020: USCAP 2020

A big thanks to all who visited us at USCAP 2020! At USCAP, we had productive meetings with our Editors and several Authors, and we are currently following up on your feedback regarding how to make the website more useful to pathologists everywhere.

USCAP 2020 photos are now available on our website’s home page as well as on our Facebook page.

If you have any new ideas on improving PathologyOutlines.com, send them to Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

20 January 2020: 2019 PathologyOutlines.com Awards

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 Best Author Award for topics written for PathologyOutlines.com! Winners receive an Amazon gift card for $150, an invitation to our author breakfast and are featured on our website as well as at our USCAP booth. This was a very competitive award and we greatly appreciate the contributions of those named below in addition to those of all of our other diligent authors.

Elaine S. Jaffe, M.D. – Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma (Senior Author)

Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Jayalakshmi Balakrishna, M.D. – Nodular lymphocyte predominant Hodgkin lymphoma,  Large B cell lymphoma with IRF4 rearrangement

The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center / James Comprehensive Cancer Center


Jesse Hart, D.O. Osteosarcoma general

Brown University

Rhode Island Hospital (Lifespan Laboratories) 


Farres Obeidin, M.D.Granular cell tumor

Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center and Feinberg School of Medicine

Borislav Alexiev, M.D. – Granular cell tumor (Senior Author)   

Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center and Feinberg School of Medicine


Philippe Joubert, M.D., Ph.D.Typical carcinoid (Senior Author)               

Quebec Heart & Lung Institute


Fenghua Peng, M.D., Ph.D.IgG4 related disease

The Second Xiangya Hospital
Changsha, China

Jonathan E. Zuckerman, M.D., Ph.D.IgG4 related disease (Senior Author)

UCLA Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

02 October 2019 : View prior Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences pages

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03 September 2019: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships, and Conferences pages as of August 3, 2019. If you need to look up a prior ad, we maintain these files as of the first of each month (or close to it). See files below:

As of September 3, 2019: JobsFellowshipsConferences 

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