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Pathology, Anatomy & Cell Biology

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Jefferson's Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology laboratories provide a complete range of advanced testing capabilities to support the diagnosis and treatment of patients throughout the Hospital.

The Department's anatomic and surgical pathologists are divided into specialized subgroups within the laboratories that focus on chemical, endocrinologic, toxicologic, radioimmune, flow cytometric, hematologic and microbiologic tests.

In particular, Jefferson pathologists play an integral role in the care of cancer patients by analyzing tumor samples to make precise diagnoses and to stage cancers. The expertise of our pathologists is essential in determining the best course of treatment. Reports from pathologists also help gauge a tumor's response to therapy to determine its effectiveness and plot a new course of treatment if necessary.

Our pathologists comprise a large and active group of researchers who conduct both basic technological and applied pathology investigations. Areas of concentration in which researchers have made advances include liver pathology, basic cancer research, electronmicroscopy, oncologic immunopathology and the effects of alcohol on the body.

Pathology Research and Education

Visit the Department of Pathology, Anatomy and Cell Biology at Thomas Jefferson University for more on research and education.