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Put It on the Board, 7/17

July 2017—Putting pathology at the center of precision medicine: Michael H. Roehrl, MD, PhD, pathologist and director of the Precision Pathology Biobanking Center at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, would like to see more joint development of companion diagnostics—pathologists and industry working together. It would lead, in his view, to better companion diagnostics.

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Put It on the Board, 6/17

June 2016—CMS grants Qualified Clinical Data Registry status to Pathologists Quality Registry: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved the CAP’s Pathologists Quality Registry as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry, or QCDR. This makes it a reporting option for pathologists in fulfilling reporting requirements under Medicare’s Quality Payment Program.

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Put It on the Board, 5/17

May 2017—First here, then there—FISH testing in Kenya; FDA OKs PD-L1 biomarker test for urothelial carcinoma; FDA clears Roche Cobas e 801 immunoassay module; DiaSorin granted EUA for fully automated Zika IgM test; Advia Centaur XPT has comprehensive ID menu; Roche CINtec Histology test receives FDA clearance

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Put It on the Board, 4/17

April 2017—At OSU, Inspirata completes deployment of WSI scanners, launches Consultation Portal: Inspirata has completed what it describes as the largest single-site deployment of whole slide image scanners at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (The James) and the Department of Pathology, both located at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

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Put It on the Board, 3/17

March 2017—LabCorp to acquire PAML: LabCorp, Providence Health & Services, and Catholic Health Initiatives announced Feb. 23 they have entered into a definitive agreement for LabCorp to acquire all of the ownership interest in Pathology Associates Medical Laboratories, LLC, which is owned by Providence and CHI.

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Put It on the Board, 1/17

January 2017—Experts collaborate on evidence-based somatic variant classification system; FDA clears next-generation test for MRSA colonization; PMA approval granted for Aptima HIV-1 Quant; Henry Ford announces automation partnership; ArcherDX launches immune repertoire sequencing assays

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Put It on the Board

October 2016—Cancer Moonshot has diagnostic thrust: Vice president Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot now has a flight plan, drafted by a blue-ribbon panel and published in September. Coming as it does in the final year of president Obama’s term in office, there are doubts about whether the ambitious $1 billion program—aimed at achieving 10 years’ progress in cancer research and treatment in a five-year period—will ever get off the launching pad.

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