A dinosaur’s tale. Morphology shouldn’t be relegated to the tail end of the cancer diagnostic process. Could AI-assisted feature mining could bring it back to the front end?

I am a Consultant Histopathologist but started my career as a biologist before I studied medicine. My first fascination in biology centred around how form and function are intimately intertwined, and this continues to fascinate me in my daily clinical diagnostic work. Every form in nature is related to the function of that form; even … Continue reading “A dinosaur’s tale. Morphology shouldn’t be relegated to the tail end of the cancer diagnostic process. Could AI-assisted feature mining could bring it back to the front end?”

Intravascular carcinoma. Why does cancer change appearance inside vessels?

Dr Tim Bracey  A  B   Figure 1. Colorectal adenocarcinoma with lymphovascular invasion (A) and high power of the LVI in same case (B)  Introduction  “The journey is more important than the destination“; a phrase we all know well, but in cancer research the journey has been somewhat neglected in favour of studying the first part of a cancer … Continue reading “Intravascular carcinoma. Why does cancer change appearance inside vessels?”

Pathology through the COVID-19 pandemic. Resilience through adaptation and innovation

Happy to see this article (written remotely with some colleagues up country) published today. Which, if any of the changes we have made in our working patterns would you would like to see persist after the pandemic is over? #digitalpathology link to the full pdf.

AMYLOIDOSIS AND ONCOCYTIC METAPLASIA OF THE NASOPHARYNX: A CASE REPORT

Dr Philip Jayasurya (University Hospital Plymouth) and Dr Tim Bracey A 62-year-old female presented to the ENT outpatient department with a history of discomfort in the back of the throat. Examination revealed nodularity in the right and left post nasal space with tongue base asymmetry. Biopsies from the post nasal space showed extracellular eosinophilic deposits … Continue reading “AMYLOIDOSIS AND ONCOCYTIC METAPLASIA OF THE NASOPHARYNX: A CASE REPORT”

Digital Social distancing for pathologists: advantages of using digital technology for safer cellular pathology working

Draft article. Formal article to follow in press. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly been (and continues to be) a global catastrophe, both medically and economically, and the future will be recorded with reference to before early 2020 and the different world left in its wake after the pandemic. In Spring 2020 some medical and intensive … Continue reading “Digital Social distancing for pathologists: advantages of using digital technology for safer cellular pathology working”