Our Stories

Our stories demonstrate the impact on patient care by the specialty of pathology through our programs and grants, most notably by See, Test & Treat—our flagship humanitarian program. All of these stories would not be possible without the support of CAP members, staff, corporations, foundations, patient advocacy groups, health institutions, and laboratory communities.

See, Test & Treat Provides Care During COVID-19

Life-threatening diseases like cervical and breast cancer don’t take a break for the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent studies have shown that more patients than usual have foregone regular preventative care and screenings over the past several months due to safety and cost concerns. With families concerned about their health and economic security, See, Test & Treat […]

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Resident Dr. Gregory Dickinson Receives Herbek Award

The CAP Foundation has chosen Gregory Dickinson, MD, to receive the 2020 Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award recognizes unique and innovative contributions to advancing See, Test & Treat, a community outreach program that offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings, same-day results, and follow-up care, if needed, for uninsured and underinsured […]

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Foundation Goes Global in New Initiative

Inspired by his many years of international travel and the work of his colleagues leading health initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia, Gerald Hanson, MD, FCAP, has established the CAP Foundation’s new Global Pathology Fund. His generous donation will support pathology initiatives in medically under-resourced areas around the world. “These [places] have low economic resources, […]

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Dr. Sang Wu Spotlights Pathology with Children’s Book

Drawing conclusions and making difficult diagnoses from a scramble of cells and puzzling possibilities is what pathologists do. Thanks to Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, children and their families can chase conclusions of their own while learning more about their health, pathology, and laboratories in the activity book Under the Microscope: Detective Doctors. A hybrid children’s […]

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Remembering Dr. Gene Herbek, See, Test & Treat Founder

Leadership and compassion aren’t always closely associated, but Gene Herbek, MD, FCAP, knew their intertwined relationship. He embodied both qualities as a prominent leader in the field of pathology and a compassionate champion for health care in underserved communities. Dr. Herbek died on June 4, 2020, after a lifetime as a practicing pathologist leader, philanthropist, […]

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President’s Column: Pathologists on the Pandemic Frontlines

The past few months have taken a toll on all of us, both personally and professionally. While pathologists and health care workers around the world may have been more prepared than the average person for the trials of a pandemic, I believe it has been a sobering time for all of us and one of […]

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Preparing Pathologists for Leadership

Why did you become a pathologist? I’m sure all of us have heard that question many times, even the residents who have only been in the specialty a short while. And I’m sure we all have our own answers. We are drawn to medical science. We have a penchant for problem solving. We want to […]

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Founder of Foundation’s Zeiler Trust Dies at 99

As a pathologist, leader, visionary, and philanthropist, William B. Zeiler, MD, FCAP, dedicated a career and lifetime to the health of others. Dr. Zeiler died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the age of 99. Dr. Zeiler not only founded an innovative laboratory system but served as the president of the College of American Pathologists […]

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