Pathologists have an important role in medicine, and nowhere is this more evident than in the care of brain cancer patients.

Charles Eberhart, M.D., Ph.D.
Much of a pathologist's work takes place at the microscope

What is a Pathologist?

A pathologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the classification and grading of tumors based on examining tissue under the microscope and is responsible for the management of various clinical laboratories.

The pathologist plays an essential role in the management of brain tumor patients, as only the pathologist can make the diagnosis of brain cancer, and he/she is responsible for classifying and grading the tumor. The classification and grading that the pathologist report are essential information that guide the oncologists' treatment over the course of the disease.

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The Pathologist's Report

The pathologist reports on his/her findings in what's known as 'the pathologist's report', which contains information synthesized from different sources.

The pathologist arrives to conclusions based on microscopic examination of the tumor after the use of special stains, and incorporates the results of specialized testing (such as immunohistochemistry and next generation sequencing) into the report for increasing detail and accuracy.

Selected Publications

Below you will find selected publications written by members of our team. These publications are indicative of the impact that our team has on breast cancer research worldwide.