June 2018—Bryan Bohman, MD, doesn’t spend his days wandering the Bay Area handing out buttons that read “Lift people, not the bottom line.” But don’t rule this out as a possibility someday, either. Dr. Bohman, chief medical officer, University Healthcare Alliance, and clinical professor of anesthesiology and perioperative and pain medicine, Stanford Health Care, is campaigning against physician burnout. Yes, it threatens the quality of medical care, he says, and yes, it’s expensive.Read More »
June 2018—“Form follows function” is a famous design principle, coined by an architect. But in the health care system and elsewhere, perfect matches between form and function are scarce.Read More »
June 2018—For biomarker testing and tissue conservation, all roads lead to next-generation sequencing, says Boaz Kurtis, MD, laboratory and medical director of Cancer Genetics in Los Angeles. Dr. Kurtis, speaking in a webinar on NGS in routine non-small cell lung cancer biomarker testing, said, “There’s no other technology platform out there that can provide the amount of data we need today or will need in the future.” If next-generation sequencing is performed today, he said, “we will be ready for what we can reasonably anticipate the future holds.”Read More »
June 2018—Boaz Kurtis, MD, laboratory and medical director of Cancer Genetics in Los Angeles, took the following questions from attendees at a webinar on NGS in routine non-small cell lung cancer biomarker testing.Read More »
June 2018—Testing for anti-müllerian hormone got a boost in 2017 when the year began and ended with the FDA clearing the first two fully automated AMH assays from Roche and Beckman Coulter.Read More »
June 2018—With core needle biopsies of the breast, if something looks like an epithelial malignancy, ask yourself: Is it really a carcinoma? If it is a carcinoma, ask yourself if it is a primary breast carcinoma.Read More »
Instrument acquisition, skilled labor on the table: Makers of chemistry, immunoassay analyzers answer our questions
June 2018—Broad menus, efficient workflows, single platforms, rural labs, cybersecurity, and economics are some of what one CEO and three marketing and product managers talked to CAP TODAY about when we spoke to four companies whose analyzers are profiled in the product guide.Read More »
June 2018—CAP Press released last month a new reference guide, Ultrasound Features of Superficial and Palpable Lesions. It’s small and spiral bound and has a laminated cover and tabs for easy reference. There are 375 images and illustrations in the guide’s 200 pages.Read More »
June 2018—What is the role of total testosterone and free testosterone in gauging the effectiveness of androgen deprivation therapy?
We are planning to validate the mismatch repair panel in our immunohistochemistry laboratory. Do we use the CAP guidelines for antibody validation for a nonpredictive marker or a predictive marker?
June 2018—Multiple myeloma and precursor disease in firefighters at World Trade Center disaster; Association between time to colonoscopy after a positive fecal test and colorectal cancerRead More »