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Making sense of lab reports for prostate cancer

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Gustavo de la Roza, MDDoctors predict the course of a man’s prostate cancer and select appropriate treatment based on the staging and grading of the tumor, information provided largely by laboratory pathologists, Gustavo de la Roza, MD, explains in this HealthLink on Air interview. The cellular anatomy and structure in a tissue sample reveal a histologic grade, which tells the aggressiveness of the cancer. Staging is a number that reveals whether the cancer has spread, and how far. Clinical staging accomplishes this through use of imaging studies. Pathological staging relies on the examination of tissue.


Celebrating National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Susan S Graham, MS, MT(ASCP), SHCharlene HubbellNational Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is an annual celebration of laboratory professionals and pathologists who play a vital role in every aspect of health care.  Susan Graham, MS, associate dean of Upstate’s College of Health Professions, and chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program, and Charlene Hubbell, BS, Stem Cell Laboratory supervisor in Clinical Pathology, will describe the work done by technologists and technicians to determine the presence, extent, or absence of disease and provide data needed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.


Should patients get lab results before their doctor?

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Robert J Corona Jr, DO,MBA,FCAP,FASCPDr. Robert Corona, chair of Upstate’s Department of Pathology, talks about a new federal law proposing any laboratory results can be released to patients as soon as they are available, and what the concerns are from the medical professional’s perspective.

The Anxiety of Waiting for Test Result, The New York Times.