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Barriers at the Scope

The United States met a grim milestone this week, with the death toll from COVID-19 now topping more than a quarter-million Americans. COVID-19 cases continue to spike all across the U.S., and with the holidays and the winter season approaching, experts predict this surge may be difficult to rein in. 

As pathology departments across the world continue to provide patient care during the
pandemic, academic institutions are finding creative ways to facilitate education.

Pathology News Roundup: November 17, 2020

New Guideline: Laboratory Workup of Lymphoma

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) released a new evidence-based clinical practice guideline, “Laboratory Workup of Lymphoma in Adults” that focuses on the preanalytic phase of tissue handling and lymphoma diagnosis to help clinical teams improve patient care.

Pathology News Roundup: November 5, 2020

CAP Praises Bill to Delay Medicare Cuts 

The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is applauding a bipartisan House bill that would delay Medicare cuts to pathology practice until 2023. Reps. Ami Bera, MD, and Larry Bucshon, MD, introduced the Holding Providers Harmless From Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020.

Promoting the Profession

Dennis Strenk, PA (ASCP) has been a pathologists' assistant for 17 years. For the past two-and-a-half years, he's worked at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratories in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dennis serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Association of Pathologists' Assistants and is the CFO of the Board of Trustees.

He added one more task to his plate in late 2019. Dennis is the man behind the People of Pathology podcast, handling everything from planning, research, interviewing, editing, and publishing the show.

Pathology News Roundup: October 20, 2020

CAP Meritorious Service Awards

The College of American Pathologists Meritorious Service Awards Program acknowledges outstanding contributions to pathology, pathologists, laboratory medicine, patient care, public service, and the CAP. Honorees are announced at the annual meeting, which was conducted virtually this month.