27 November 2020: Weekly Roundup #27

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. What’s New This Week

We have a new video, What’s New at PathologyOutlines.com in 90 seconds, posted on our homepage and on our YouTube channel. We also have a text summary if you are in a hurry.

2. New COVID-19 Article

Read the new article in our COVID-19 library: COVID-19 Antibodies May Provide Long-term Immunity, posted 24 November 2020; see also Science 2020 Oct 28 [Online ahead of print].

3. COVID-19 Pathology Related Experiences

Share your unique, interesting pathology related experiences concerning COVID-19 with pathologists around the world through PathologyOutlines.com. Email Dr. Pernick with up to 500 words about your experience at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

4. Talk to Us

How has PathologyOutlines.com been useful to you? Send us a 30 second video for possible posting on our YouTube page. You may email your video to Nat@PathologyOutlines.com or mention us on Twitter or Instagram.

5. Case of the Month #497

Our 497th case was posted last Thursday, 19th November. To view case #497, click here. You can also sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more on this page.

20 November 2020: Weekly Roundup #26

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Mandible / maxilla chapter

Dr. Kelly Magliocca has added numerous high quality tumor images for the mandible / maxilla chapter to this classification topic and to the individual topics.

2. How Cancer Arises Based on Complexity Theory

Dr. Pernick has started a blog with short essays about his research on How cancer arises based on complexity theory. The first essay is “Curing cancer, Part 1 – Reductionism vs. Complexity“. Though you can view the entire essay at the link, here is a sneak peek:

Our war on cancer has failed because our basic approach to biology is wrong. Biologic thinking has traditionally relied on reductionism, the theory that the behavior of the whole is equal to the sum of the behavior of the parts. Based on this theory, sophisticated systems are presumed to be combinations of simpler systems that themselves can be reduced to simpler parts (Mazzocchi 2008), disease is due to flawed parts and treatment needs to merely identify and repair the damaged parts. Although logical and rational, reductionism does not actually describe how complex systems function.

Contact him at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com with comments or questions.

13 November 2020: Weekly Roundup #25

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Record Traffic for October 2020

We are pleased to report new record traffic for October 2020: 46,268 daily average visits, 1,388,032 total sessions, 3,100,994 page views and 280,436 homepage views (desktop plus mobile).

2. What’s New This Week

We have a new video, What’s New at PathologyOutlines.com in 90 seconds, posted on our homepage and on our YouTube channel. We also have a text summary if you are in a hurry.

3. How to Bookmark PathologyOutlines.com

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30 October 2020: Weekly Roundup #24

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Promotional Email Contest Winner #3

Dr. Cheung Man Fung, Florence of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Clinical Laboratory, Hong Kong SAR, has won the third PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com email blasts, Dr. Cheung Man Fung, Florence has won a $50 Amazon gift card.

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

2. National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

PathologyOutlines.com supports the goal of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable of having 80% of adults aged 50 and older get regular screening for colorectal cancer. Although our patient contact is limited, pathologists should still do what we can to promote colorectal screening and reduce unnecessary colorectal cancer deaths.

3. Saving PubMed Articles of Interest

How can you save PubMed articles of interest? Dr. Pernick asked PubMed and got this reply:

After clicking the checkboxes to select citations from the search results page, click the Display Options button and choose Abstract. This will display the selected items only in the Abstract format. Alternately, use the Send to button and choose Clipboard. This will send the selected items to your PubMed Clipboard (this is not the same as your typical operating system clipboard), where they can be viewed until after 8 hours of inactivity.

4. Job Opportunities in Pathology

This video by Scott Kilpatrick, M.D. of Cleveland Clinic, Jobs and Opportunities in Pathology, explores job opportunities in pathology and provides recommendations on how to succeed. It was recommended by our Editorial Board Member Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.

9 October 2020: Weekly Roundup #23

This is what’s new on PathologyOutlines.com this week:

1. Record Number of Sessions

For September 2020, we are pleased to report a record number of sessions per day (45,482), total sessions (1,364,454), page views (3,026,065) and home page views (272,291).

We are working hard to keep the textbook as relevant as possible by adding more authors, editors, deputy editors and staff members. Thank you as always for your support.

If you have any feedback regarding our website, please contact Nat at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

2. Board Review Style Questions

We now have over 1300 board review style questions listed on our Board Review page. We add questions from topics as they are updated. Let us know if you think a question is wrong or unclear. However, we cannot provide personal support to help you understand a question or answer. For that, you may want to contact some of the vendors (listed on this page) who are in the business of helping you pass your boards.

3. Recent Downtime

We apologize for the recent downtime at noon (EST) for several days in a row. Apparently our host was backing up our server, which was tying up all the resources. The backup is now scheduled for midnight (EST).

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.