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2020 Issue 3 of The Cutting Edge is Now Available!

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Highlights in this issue include:

Two CE quizzes
> Four peer-reviewed manuscripts:
  • An Unexpected Fortune-Teller: The Predictive Power of the Omentum
  • The Future of Tumor-Derived Circulating Cell-Free DNA Analysis and Its Impact on Pathologists and Pathologists’ Assistants
  • Invasive Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Sacrifice: A Case Report
  • Hypertrophic Hypersecretory Gastropathy in the Setting of Illicit Drug Use: A Forensic Autopsy Case Report
> How AAPA Articles are Peer-Reviewed for
> Fall for Pathology: Virtual CE Series
> Board of Trustees Report
> Education Committee Report
> Book Review: Overkill: When Modern
   Medicine Goes Too Far
> Gross Photo Unknown and Tutorial

2020 Issue 3 of THE CUTTING EDGE is Now Available! 

As we adjust to the new normal, the journal staff has been diligently working to produce another issue of THE CUTTING EDGE with two CE articles for you, as well as two additional articles, a description of our peer review process, and our usual features including the book review and gross photo tutorial.

Our cover article is by the fellow travel grant winner, Kimberly Calabrese, PA(ASCP)CM, discussing the importance of the omentum in cancer cases, particularly high-grade serous carcinoma.  Our second CE article is by the student general scholarship winner, Leanne Fischler.  This manuscript discusses the impact in pathology regarding the future of tumor-derived circulating cell-free DNA.  This issue also features an autopsy case report with hypertrophic hypersecretory gastropathy by fellow member Erica Price, PA(ASCP)CMand a surgical pathology case report describing a thyroid cancer with laryngeal nerve involvement by Andrew McLouglin, PA(ASCP)CM.

The AAPA peer review process is described in detail to illustrate the various aspects for quality peer-reviewed articles.  If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, please email me at journal@pathassist.org. Also, the new video project put forth by fellow PAs to help current students is going strong.  Read about this on page 22 as our Education Chair, Meghan Pickard, PA(ASCP)CM, describes this collaboration.

You can access the online, interactive version of this issue now by clicking on the journal cover image found here or by visiting the Publications page found under the Member Community area of www.pathassist.org.

If you have opted to receive the journal via postal mail, a copy of your journal is on its way to your mailbox.  You can change your preferred delivery method by accessing your member profile.

We hope everyone continues to stay safe.


Beth Felicelli, PA(ASCP)CM
Editor-in-Chief of The Cutting Edge


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