Pathologists Play Critical Role in Cancer Diagnosis

Pathologists are on the frontlines of cancer diagnosis. Because pathology has continued to advance over the past few years, these OSUCCC – James experts can now look at specific genetic and molecular changes within cancer cells – telling pathologists even more about a patient’s specific cancer. This is critical, says James Pathology Department Chair Wendy Frankel, MD, because proper treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis – and that means even more personalized treatment for cancer patients and their specific diseases.