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The Laboratory Report - Summer 2014

The Laboratory Report A Publication of the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine Summer 2014 Lung Cancer Biomarker Guideline Publication Receives a 2014 Power of A Gold Award College of American Pathologists (CAP) , International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), and Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) has been recognized by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) for their landmark Lung Cancer Biomarkers Guideline. The multi-organization task force, led by Drs. Philip Cagle, Neal Lindeman, and Marc Ladanyi, has been awarded a prestigious 2014 Power of A Gold Award and is being considered for the ASAE Summit Award, the highest ASAE honor for associations. “The Power of A Award recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation, and making a better world,” explains Mr. Chris Vest, director of ASAE public policy. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, accounting deaths. In the United States alone it is responsible for almost 160,000 deaths, and there are 220,000 new cases diagnosed USCAP A team of clinician scientists representing contributions an association made to society by enriching lives, creating a for more than 1.4 million annual Interactive Microscopy 2014 Annual Meeting each year. Recent advances in the characterization of molecular pathways driving lung cancer progression indicated the therapeutic importance of EGFR and ALK, two well-characterized targetable receptor tyrosine kinases. The CAP/IASLC/AMP task force reviewed published scientific data and developed an evidence-based guideline for the molecular testing of lung cancer patients for these two predictive biomarkers. “Dr. Cagle and the co-directors of the task force are being recognized for their innovative guidelines that positively impact the care of the many patients with lung cancer here in the U.S. and abroad,” said Dr. Mary Schwartz, medical director or anatomic pathology. Upcoming Conferences and Symposia: Table of Contents 2 Chikungunya PCR-Based Test Now Available 3 Next-Generation Sequencing-Based Cancer Assays Now Available 4 In Focus: Houston Methodist St. John 6 Trainee Research Spotlight Department Members Are Recognized 7 Pathology Laboratory Automation Department Awards 2 Microgrants 8 IAP International Congress News Two Department Doctors Volunteer In Peru 9 I CARE In Action New Resources Available For Faculty And Staff 10 Department Welcomes New Fellows


The Laboratory Report - Summer 2014
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