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Study: “Liquid Biopsy” for Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Using Tumor-Educated Platelets

22 Aug, 2017 | 19:26h | UTC

Swarm Intelligence-Enhanced Detection of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Using Tumor-Educated Platelets – Cancer Cell (free)

Commentary: Liquid Biopsy Reads RNA Collected by Platelets to Diagnose Cancer – Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (free) AND Blood biopsy test reads platelets to detect human lung cancer – Cell Press, via EurekAlert (free)

Related: Analysis of Plasma Epstein–Barr Virus DNA to Screen for Nasopharyngeal Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text) AND Video – EBV DNA Screening for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (free) AND Can a ‘liquid biopsy’ detect cancer and save lives? – STAT (free) AND Plasma Epstein–Barr virus DNA useful for nasopharyngeal carcinoma screening – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

 

 


EBV DNA Screening for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

15 Aug, 2017 | 20:13h | UTC

Analysis of Plasma Epstein–Barr Virus DNA to Screen for Nasopharyngeal Cancer – New England Journal of Medicine (link to abstract – $ for full-text)

Quick Take Video Summary: EBV DNA Screening for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma (free)

Commentaries: Can a ‘liquid biopsy’ detect cancer and save lives? – STAT (free) AND Liquid Biopsy Passes Test for Nasopharyngeal Cancer – MedPage Today (free registration required) AND Early Detection of Nasopharyngeal Cancer With EBV DNA – Medscape (free registration required) AND Plasma Epstein–Barr virus DNA useful for nasopharyngeal carcinoma screening – 2 Minute Medicine (free)

 


Clinical use of biomarkers in breast cancer

11 Aug, 2017 | 12:39h | UTC

Clinical use of biomarkers in breast cancer: Updated guidelines from the European Group on Tumor Markers (EGTM) – European Journal of Cancer (free)

 


Emerging concepts in liquid biopsies

3 Aug, 2017 | 13:27h | UTC

Review: Emerging concepts in liquid biopsies – BMC Medicine (free)

 


Augmenting diagnostic vision with artificial intelligence

23 Jul, 2017 | 16:37h | UTC

Perspectives: Augmenting diagnostic vision with AI – The Lancet (free registration required)

 


Guideline: Molecular Biomarkers for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer

22 Jul, 2017 | 20:10h | UTC

Molecular Biomarkers for the Evaluation of Colorectal Cancer: Guideline From the American Society for Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologists, Association for Molecular Pathology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (free)

Commentaries: ASCP/CAP/AMP/ASCO Guideline on Molecular Biomarkers in Colorectal Cancer – ASCO Post (free) AND ASCP/CAP/AMP/ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline Focuses on Molecular Biomarker Testing for Patients With Colorectal Cancer – ASCO Post (free) AND Clinical Practice Guideline Focuses on Molecular Biomarker Testing for Patients with Colorectal Cancer – College of American Pathologists (CAP), via NewsWise (free)

Source: Oncology Research Review Newsletter (free registration required)

 


Pathologists in the era of artificial inteligence

17 Jul, 2017 | 01:30h | UTC

“Pathologists debating their future in the era of #AI” (RT @EricTopol see Tweet)

Editorial 1: AlphaGo, Deep Learning, and the Future of the Human Microscopist – Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (free)

Editorial 2: Artificial Intelligence and the Pathologist: Future Frenemies? – Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine (free)

See more on the impact of artificial intelligence in healthcare in our June 14th issue (see #2 and #3)

 


Guidelines for Pathologic Diagnosis of Malignant Mesothelioma

13 Jul, 2017 | 20:54h | UTC

Guidelines for Pathologic Diagnosis of Malignant Mesothelioma: 2017 Update of the Consensus Statement From the International Mesothelioma Interest Group (free PDF)

 


Variability in the diagnosis of invasive melanoma

29 Jun, 2017 | 12:38h | UTC

Pathologists’ diagnosis of invasive melanoma and melanocytic proliferations: observer accuracy and reproducibility study – The BMJ (free)

The BMJ Opinion: Joann Elmore: When diagnostic uncertainty hits home (free)

Commentaries: Concern over huge diagnostic variability for melanoma – OnMedica (free) Pathologists Often Misclassify Melanoma – Physician’s First Watch (free)

 


ACR Thyroid Imaging and Reporting

20 Jun, 2017 | 12:09h | UTC

ACR Thyroid Imaging, Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS): White Paper of the ACR TI-RADS Committee – Journal of the American College of Radiology (free, and legal, PDF via Unpawall)

Commentary: New ultrasound scoring system for thyroid nodules to reduce unnecessary biopsies – University of Alabama at Birmingham, via EurekAlert (free)

 


Changing Trends and Practices in Cytopathology

4 Jun, 2017 | 19:09h | UTC

Changing Trends and Practices in Cytopathology – Acta Cytologica (free)

 


Here’s why one tech investor thinks some doctors will be ‘obsolete’ in five years

10 Apr, 2017 | 15:56h | UTC

Here’s why one tech investor thinks some doctors will be ‘obsolete’ in five years – CNBC (free) (RT @CMichaelGibson)

According to this point of view, radiologists will be the first ones that are affected by Artificial Intelligence. As we can see below, other specialists that work by interpreting medical images may follow, like dermatologists, ophthalmologists and pathologists.

See also: If You Look at X-Rays or Moles for a Living, AI Is Coming for Your Job – Wired (free) AND Adapting to Artificial Intelligence: Radiologists and Pathologists as Information Specialists – JAMA Viewpoint (free – and legal – PDF found with Unpaywall) AND Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Algorithm for Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in Retinal Fundus Photographs – JAMA Internal Medicine (link to abstract – $ required for full-text) AND Predicting non-small cell lung cancer prognosis by fully automated microscopic pathology image features – Nature(free) see commentary in Computers trounce pathologists in predicting lung cancer type, severity, researchers find – Science News (free)

 


HER2 Testing and Clinical Decision Making in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma

27 Mar, 2017 | 00:53h | UTC

HER2 Testing and Clinical Decision Making in Gastroesophageal Adenocarcinoma: Guideline From the College of American Pathologists, American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (free)

Source: EvidenceAlerts (free registration required)

 


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