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Molecular testing is rapidly becoming the method of choice to provide the best tests for old and new diseases. Molecular medicine is changing that paradigm, as molecular markers become increasingly important for understanding disease biology, selecting and validating targets, and assessing the efficacy and safety of compounds under development.
Concepts such as molecular remission, minimal residual disease, genetic susceptibility to disease and therapeutic monitoring of molecular endpoints are now standard of care. Interpretation of these complex endpoints, correlated with other clinical findings, adds a new dimension to patient care.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center works in close cooperation with the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at University Health. This lab is advancing optimal patient care using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach. Patients benefit from the comprehensive diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic information generated by state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and consultative services.
Molecular Pathology is the study of disease and chromosomal abnormalities at the molecular level to aid in diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic intervention of disease processes. There are three areas of testing that includes genetics, hematopathology, and infectious disease. Our Molecular Pathology laboratory specializes in the areas of genetics and hematopathology.
The Histopathology Research Laboratory is a state of-the-art facility established with support from Feist-Weiller Cancer Center and the Department of Pathology as part of collaborative efforts to provide quality, timely, and need-based histology service to the entire research community at University Health. The laboratory is equipped with specialized, automated, high-output equipment, and is staffed with full-time histology technicians and a senior-level, board-certified pathologist dedicated to promoting and facilitating research. The lab is also happy to serve investigators outside the LSUHSCS community.
Feist-Weiller Cancer Center • 1501 Kings Highway • Shreveport, LA 71103
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