Our Scientific Understanding of Malignant Lymphomas

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Dr. Peter Banks, Consultant Pathologist at Roche Tissue Diagnostics

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Join us as Dr. Peter Banks, Consultant Pathologist at Roche Tissue Diagnostics, will be presenting a 3 part series on malignant lymphomas. The field of hematopathology has long served as a vanguard for conceptual advances in our understanding of malignancies. Part one of this series traces the sometimes unlikely succession of critical scientific breakthroughs: from Hodgkin’s proposal in 1832 that malignancies could originate in organs of the immune system, to the discovery of the Philadelphia chromosome, to methods relating these neoplasms to their counterpart elements in the immune system, to the implications of genetically determined proliferation pathways. This presentation serves as a foundation for the following two, which deal with the specifics of diagnosing lymphomas.
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