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Leaders in Pathology Meet in Chicago: Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2007

Expert Pathologists Discuss the Latest Developments in Cancer Diagnosis and Emerging Technologies Affecting Laboratory Medicine

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The latest on testing and diagnosing cancer, including breast and cervical cancer, as well as new information on the rapidly-evolving areas of pathology informatics and transfusion medicine will be the focus of the College of American Pathologists' annual meeting, CAP '07 -- The Pathologists' Meeting. The meeting will be held on Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2007, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers.

Expert pathologists from around the globe will lead education seminars that provide practical tools, which can be incorporated immediately into pathology practices. Hot topics include testing for the human papillomavirus (HPV), the leading cause of cervical cancer, and the impact that the HPV vaccine will have on the incidence of cervical cancer, as well as discussions about targeted therapies for many different types cancers, including lung. Seminars also will be offered in practice management and informatics, including whole slide digital imaging and how this new technology will affect clinical pathology.

"We've created a dynamic meeting, which will focus on new information in testing and diagnosing breast and cervical cancer, as well as key quality assurance guidelines," said CAP President Thomas M. Sodeman, MD, FCAP. "The pathologists attending this meeting will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from the pathology leaders about new technologies affecting the profession, which will positively impact the delivery of quality patient care."

Highlighted events at the meeting include:

-- Seminars on a variety of topics, including: "Molecular

Prognostication in Breast Cancer in the 21st Century: An

Introduction from Benchtop to Bedside," "Association for Pathology

Informatics: Whole Slide Digital Imaging - Will It Change the

Practice of Pathology?" and "HPV: The Virus and the Vaccines,"

among others. For a list of CAP '07 "Hot Topics," visit

-- The "Path to the Future in Medicine" program honoring five of the

best and brightest high school science students in Chicago.

-- Recognition of the top five Junior member-submitted abstracts,

which highlight cutting edge pathology research.

The College of American Pathologists is a medical society that serves nearly 16,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care.

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