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.

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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Foundation Fosters Next Generation of Pathologists

The CAP Foundation connects some of the best medical students from across the country to career opportunities in pathology. Since 2018, the foundation has awarded 22 travel awards to medical students with an interest in pathology, enabling them to attend the CAP annual meeting and learn more about the specialty. The CAP Foundation checked in […]

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See, Test & Treat Helps At-Risk Communities Across the US

Xinh Nguyen had some basic health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act, but said she was used to having to look after herself when it came to regular preventative care like breast and cervical screenings. After losing her job and private insurance in 2017, infrequent and inconvenient checkups became the norm for her. A […]

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Creative Giving Lights Our Fire

Two CAP member pathologists are helping to raise the visibility of pathology and the CAP Foundation through their support of and contributions to the arts. Support comes from Barbarajean Magnani, PhD, MD, FCAP, via her latest book, “The Queen of All Poisons,” and from Michael J. Misialek, MD, FCAP, who took up art collecting for […]

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A Look Inside the Cambridge See, Test & Treat

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) recently hosted its second See, Test & Treat® event, serving nearly 80 patients, with 53 Pap tests and 28 mammograms administered. The demand for the program was so great that 23 additional women were scheduled for free screenings at a second See, Test & Treat event in December.

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