Cytopathology

My lab: a whole new approach to assessment

Leslie Ramos, Cellular Pathology Quality Manager, gives a guided tour of her lab and talks through a recent virtual UKAS assessment.

Sponge on a string pill

A “sponge on a string” pill test can identify 10 times more people with Barrett’s oesophagus than the usual GP route, finds new research.

Here to help: New cytology portfolios

This month we are outlining a new launch to better support the training and development of the biomedical scientist workforce.

"Disasters lead to reductions in cancer screening"

Cervical cancer screening rates in Japan were significantly affected in the years following the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

Cervical screening in Moldova

Lead Biomedical Scientist and British Association for Cytopathology Executive Committee Member Hedley Glencross introduces a project to improve the outdated cervical screening programme in the Republic of Moldova.

Breakthrough for the leading cause of blindness

Professor Simon Clark discusses how his international team of scientists identified a protein that is strongly linked to the most common cause of blindness in developed countries.

IBMS President inaugurated

Allan Wilson has been inaugurated as the new President of the IBMS.

November news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

New cancer-driving mutation

Scientists have discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the “dark matter” of human cancer DNA.

NHS screening GPs giving alcohol advice – linked to pay

In 2008 the Department of Health in England introduced financial incentives to encourage GPs to talk to patients about their drinking. There was a small, gradual increase in screening and the provision of alcohol advice. 

Australia top for cancer survival

A global study has found that Australia’s high cancer survival rates are attributed to early detection.

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