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Pathology News Roundup: February 23, 2021

2021 Pathologists Leadership Summit

Registration is now open for this year's Pathologists Leadership Summit! The 2021 event takes place virtually on May 1 to 4. 

Black Women in Medicine: Dr. Vivian Pinn

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), just over fifty percent of medical school students are women. But look closer, and the diversity in medicine begins to dissipate. The AAMC says only five percent of active physicians identified as Black or African American in 2018, and the number of Black women in medicine is even lower... around just two percent. 

It's essential that underrepresented minorities are encouraged to pursue medical careers by highlighting Black voices in medicine, particularly Black women who are inspiring others to follow their lead. 

Pathology News Roundup: February 9, 2021

CAP Committee Applications

The application period for 2022 CAP committee appointments is now open. Participating in a council or committee is a great way to be part of the CAP community. With over 60 committees, project teams, and member survey panels, CAP offers many opportunities to become engaged and have an impact on the specialty of pathology.

World Cancer Day 2021: The COVID Impact

February 4 is World Cancer Day. Since last spring, doctors have voiced a shared concern: what impact will COVID-19 have on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer?

In the early days of the pandemic, most medical work except for emergency surgery was halted, with lower-priority procedures pushed off until a later date in order to prioritize urgent needs and reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare settings.

Pathologists Question New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women, but the incidence of cervical cancer has rapidly declined in the United States in recent decades, largely because of widespread screening practices that were initiated in the 1950s.