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Aug 12, 2014, 17:30 ET
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What is the Future of Cancer Testing and How Will it Improve Patient Care, Reduce Costs?

 New science in molecular and genetic testing for breast, colon, and prostate cancer, as well as leukemia, will be among the special...

Aug 05, 2014, 11:23 ET
Mahul Amin, MD, FCAP, chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, is the lead author of the active surveillance white paper, The Critical Role of the Pathologist in Determining Eligibility for Active Surveillance as a Management Option in Patients with Prostate Cancer, published in Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. (PRNewsFoto/College of American Pathologists)

CAP Publishes Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. Active surveillance offers low-risk prostate cancer...

Jul 09, 2014, 09:00 ET

New Clinical Informatics Curriculum Prepares Future Pathologists

The widespread adoption of the electronic health record (EHR), spurred in large part by meaningful use and related federal programs, is changing...

May 05, 2014, 09:34 ET

The College of American Pathologists Wins National Honors; Becker's Healthcare Names As A Great Place to Work

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading medical society for board-certified pathologists, announced today its recognition as one of...

Apr 16, 2014, 16:00 ET
Ritu Nayar, MD, president of the American Society of Cytopathology, and Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, president of the College of American Pathologists, shake hands to commemorate the collaboration between the two organizations.  (PRNewsFoto/College of American Pathologists)

CAP and ASC Collaborate on Advancing Patient Care through Cytopathology

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) announced today the signing of a memorandum of...

Apr 09, 2014, 10:00 ET

CAP Awarded More Than $1.25 Million in CDC Grants

 The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists, has been awarded two grants from...

Mar 27, 2014, 19:02 ET

The College of American Pathologists Continues Push for Repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) opposes a temporary fix to Medicare's flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, as provided in...

Mar 19, 2014, 13:11 ET

New IHC Validation Guideline Improves Patient Safety by Ensuring Consistent Lab Test Results

Physicians and patients rely on accurate laboratory test results to guide treatment decisions. To ensure the accuracy of laboratory tests and...

Oct 24, 2013, 14:44 ET
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New England Journal of Medicine Study Again Confirms High Cost of Self-Referral with No Patient Benefit

College of American Pathologists supports latest research and calls for Congress to act on legislation  According to a new study in the...

Oct 14, 2013, 19:56 ET
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Houston Pathologist Named Pathologist Of The Year

National Pathologist Association Recognizes Philip T. Cagle, MD, FCAP Philip T. Cagle, MD, FCAP, of Houston, Texas, was named the 2013...

Oct 14, 2013, 19:46 ET
Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, installed as president of the College of American Pathologists. (PRNewsFoto/College of American Pathologists)

College of American Pathologists Installs New President

National pathology association elects Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP Gene N. Herbek, MD, FCAP, of Omaha, Neb., was sworn in as president of the...

Oct 09, 2013, 13:29 ET

Advances In Cancer, Molecular Diagnostics, And Testing Guidelines for Patients Take Center Stage At CAP '13: Oct. 13-16

Annual Scientific Meeting of the College of American Pathologists Gives Special Attention to Obesity-Related Diseases New science in cancer...

Oct 07, 2013, 17:01 ET

CAP and ASCO Release Updated Guideline on HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer

Leading Health Care Organizations Recommend to Test All Patients with Invasive Breast Cancer for HER2 Status The College of American...

Aug 01, 2013, 09:53 ET

Pathologists Applaud Legislation to Prohibit Physician Self-Referral of Anatomic Pathology

 The College of American Pathologists (CAP) expressed strong support for legislation introduced today by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), that would...

Jul 30, 2013, 13:22 ET
John Ledek, President, BD Diagnostics - Preanalytical Systems (right) and Gene Herbek, MD, FCAP, President-Elect of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) (left) announce a new strategic alliance between BD and CAP to improve laboratory quality and patient outcomes.  (PRNewsFoto/BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)/College of American Pathologists)

BD and the College of American Pathologists Announce Strategic Alliance to Support Laboratory Quality and Performance in India and China

 BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, and the College of...

Jul 15, 2013, 19:21 ET
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GAO Reports Physicians Who Self-Refer Anatomic Pathology Cost Medicare Millions

CAP Calls on Congress to Act Immediately The College of American Pathologists today called attention to a new report from the Government...

Jun 19, 2013, 12:36 ET
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Supreme Court Invalidated Gene Patents: What's Next?

 Genomic medicine has the potential to be a cornerstone of medical testing, treatment, and clinical integration. Without doubt, the Supreme...

Jun 13, 2013, 13:15 ET

Patients Win in Supreme Court Gene Patent Decision

 The College of American Pathologists applauds today's unanimous Supreme Court decision invalidating the patents held by Myriad...

May 01, 2013, 17:46 ET

Ensuring the Future of Digital Pathology

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) released today a new evidence-based guideline, "Validating Whole Slide Imaging for Diagnostic Purposes...

Apr 03, 2013, 15:09 ET

Advances in Molecular Testing Offer New Hope for Lung Cancer Patients

The emergence of molecular diagnostic testing in lung cancer offers new hope for patients battling the number one cancer killer in the United...