The Pathology Laboratory at IASO General holds an open day on 16/11/2016

The Pathology Laboratory at IASO General holds an open day on 16/11/2016

To mark International Pathology Day, the Pathology Laboratory at IASO General, in cooperation with the Hellenic Society of Patholοgy, is holding a free public open information event on the role of the pathologist in diagnosis, prevention and targeted disease treatment, on Wednesday 16 November 2016, from 9 am to 2 pm, at the Event Hall of the Clinic.

During the event, the visitors will have the chance to meet in person the physicians behind the microscope, see what they see, learn how microscopic images are interpreted and witness how histological findings lead to the final diagnosis, upon which the treatment decision is based. Our experienced scientific staff will offer visitors a tour around the Pathology Laboratory at IASO General, answer any questions they may have, and explain the steps involved in a biopsy, from specimen reception to final diagnosis.

Pathology is a medical specialty of significant importance in patient care. A pathologist examines macroscopically (by the naked eye) and microscopically (by a light or an electronic microscope) tissues, cells or patient organs and delivers the diagnosis. A special diagnostic tool is “frozen section” (rapid biopsy) – during a surgical procedure, the pathologist has to immediately inform the surgeon for the presence or not of any malignancy and its margins. This helps reaching a treatment decision intraoperatively and opting for the appropriate type of surgery. In addition, via tumor markers/aggressiveness characteristics and other prognostic markers (biomarkers), a pathologist can predict the individualized response of a patient to a particular therapeutic regimen.

The participation in the event is free of charge.

For more information on the event:
Department of Marketing & Communication at IASO General: Ms Magda Labropoulou, tel: +30 210 6502090, e-mail: [email protected]

For more press information:
Department of Commercial Management at IASO Group: Ms Nancy Christopoulou, tel: +30 210 638 3917, E-mail: [email protected]

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