College of American Pathologist Members Available to Discuss Collaborative Cancer Diagnoses

Article ID: 650206

Released: 22-Mar-2016 7:05 AM EDT

Source Newsroom: College of American Pathologists (CAP)

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Newswise — Two members of the College of American Pathologists are available to discuss a recent study that found pathologists identified invasive cancer only from a single slide about 98 percent of the time. They can also discuss the collaborative process pathologists utilized in identifying cancerous and precancerous cells.

Patrick L. Fitzgibbons, MD, FCAPDepartment of Pathology, St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA is available to discuss the collaborative approach pathologists use to diagnose potentially cancerous biopsies. While a recent study shows that a pathologist makes the correct diagnosis well over 90 percent of the time, all pathologists know that the health and treatment of every patient is best served through a teamwork approach of collaboration -- between pathologists and with clinicians and other doctors. The practice of pathology is far more complex than a simple test for a medical journal.

Carey August, MD, can explain "Does DCIS Mean Cancer?" as she did in this video: http://bit.ly/1See3wi.Do speak to either member of the College of American Pathologists, call (219) 213-0402 or email media@cap.org.


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