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Cytopathology News

The American Society of Cytopathology Cyto-econference










A new ASC educational opportunity for you to earn
1 CME/CMLE/SAM credit.

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"2012 Updated ASCCP Consensus Management Guidelines for Women with Abnormal Cervical Cancer Screening Tests”

Presented by Eric C. Huang, MD, PhD

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June 25, 2013

Integration of Molecular Ancillary Techniques into Routine Cytology Practice:  Issues in Current State of the Art Critical Future Trends


Presented by:

Stewart M. Knoepp, MD, PhD

First, a brief overview of important molecular tests for cytologic specimens will be discussed. Information provided will be based on ordering, practice patterns, and experience at a large academic medical center, a multi-state private co-tenancy laboratory, and extensive literature review.

Next, an optimized approach for triaging cytologic tissue for accurate cytologic diagnosis as well as the performance of clinically relevant ancillary studies will be presented. Selected clinical scenarios and molecular tests will be discussed.

Lastly, the future need for optimization of molecular testing on cytology specimens in a coordinated-care environment (e.g. accountable care organizations) will be discussed.


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Featured Case Study

FNA of an Inguinal Mass

A 44 year old man presented to the FNA clinic with a 2 cm right inguinal mass.  Two years earlier, the patient underwent resection of a 3 cm subcutaneous mass from the lateral aspect of his right foot.  A fine needle aspiration of the inguinal mass was performed by the pathologist.

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Practice Gaps and Needs

for ASC Education 
The ASC is interested in building educational activities around gaps in your practice and to improve healthcare.
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Virtual Slide Atlas

Whole Slide Imaging (WSI) is now available to the ASC. Use the Virtual Slide Atlas as an education tool. Zoom, pan and magnify slides with optimum resolution right on your computer screen.


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ASC Foundation

Make a Star of Your Mentor

Mentorship is important to the ASC. Every year through the ASC Foundation’s Make a
Star of Your Mentor Program, our members fill the heavens with starred mentors who have contributed time and expertise to benefit others.


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