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Proscia updates Concentriq digital pathology software
June 8, 2021 -- Proscia is set to launch the next generation of its Concentriq digital pathology platform on June 15. The new release features performance, functionality, and design enhancements, according to the company. Read More
Deepcell, UCLA pathologist collaborate on cancer research
June 8, 2021 -- Life science firm Deepcell is teaming up with pathologist Dr. Jianyu Rao from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to study cytology samples for cancer research with the assistance of artificial intelligence. Read More
Endometrial cancer patients may benefit from multigene testing
June 7, 2021 -- Multigene panel testing of all patients with endometrial cancer could help identify significant variants and guide suitable treatment, according to a study presented June 4 at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. Read More
Bruker releases SARS-CoV-2 mutation assay
June 7, 2021 -- Bruker has released a new SARS-CoV-2 assay that detects mutations to the virus. Read More
Agendia touts MammaPrint clinical results
June 7, 2021 -- Agendia is highlighting research shared at the virtual 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting that shows its MammaPrint 70-gene signature test accurately identifies indolent, low-risk breast cancers. Read More
Sysmex Inostics touts liquid biopsy findings at ASCO
June 4, 2021 -- Sysmex Inostics will present a poster on a liquid biopsy assay at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) virtual annual meeting. Read More
Lunit presents findings on Lunit Scope pathology AI at ASCO
June 4, 2021 -- Lunit will present its findings on artificial intelligence-based, pathology tissue analysis at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, which will be held June 4-8. Read More
AACC advises against lab testing for premature birth
June 3, 2021 -- Clinical lab tests that try to predict preterm birth shouldn't be used routinely due to a lack of evidence that the tests improve the outcomes of pregnant women or babies, according to a new statement by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC). Read More
Sophia launches blood cancer testing platform
June 3, 2021 -- Sophia Genetics announced it has released new software for testing relevant DNA variants and RNA fusion genes involved in blood cancers. Read More
VA inquiry finds Ark. pathology chief made 3K errors
June 2, 2021 -- An Arkansas pathologist made over 3,000 diagnostic errors during his 12-year tenure at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital, according to a VA inquiry released on June 2. The report said there were "oversight failures" that led to failure to recognize that Dr. Robert Morris Levy was impaired due to alcohol use. Read More
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