Our dedicated team of board-certified hematopathologists performs stateof-the-art integrated diagnostic hematopathology—essential to diagnosing and classifying hematolymphoid neoplasms according to the most recent WHO classification.
Pathology is not just looking at cells under the microscope anymore. The integrated diagnostic approach is based on comprehensive clinical, morphologic, immunophenotypic, cytogenetic and molecular genetic studies of lymph node, bone marrow, blood and other extranodal and extramedullary tissue samples. —George Deeb, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Hematopathology, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; and Associate Director, Flow and Image Cytometry
Hematopathologists work closely with the Lymphoma clinical team and with other ancillary laboratories at RPCI to expedite prompt, comprehensive assessments. The ancillary laboratories incorporate the following:
Going with the Flow
RPCI’s Flow and Image Cytometry Facility—recognized as one of the nation’s first and finest—analyzes cell samples for RPCI clinicians and researchers, leading health centers and many National Institutes of Health clinical studies. This unique facility specializes in leukemias and lymphomas, identifying specific cancer types and subtypes by determining the specific antigen expression of the tumor using analyses with antibodies and sophisticated laser-activated flow cytometry.