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Medical Physics Seminar

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 4:10pm - 5:15pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus Room 214 Mudd
Patrice F. Spitalnik, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical Pathology and Cell Biology
College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University

"The Cellular Pathology of Cancer"

Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US after cardio-vascular disease. In order to understand the behavior and treatment of cancer, it is important to learn about the histology and pathology of cancer cells in tissue. We will discuss:

- Histology: basics of tissues, epithelium and connective tissue
- Nomenclature: benign and malignant
- Characteristic features: histologic and cytologic
- Terminology
- Metastasis
- Staging and Grading: definitions: TNM
- Radiation Damage to tissue: examples - lung and prostate

John Arbo, Coordinator