Archive for the ‘PBP News’ Category

Dr. Lawton Leaving Pacific Breast Pathology

Beginning July 1, Dr. Lawton will be leaving Pacific Breast Pathology. He has accepted a position as Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will continue to accept second opinion consultations. Inquiries can be sent to the following address: Thomas J. Lawton MD [...]

New Book Correlating Breast Radiology with Breast Pathology

I’m excited to announce that my radiology colleague from Harvard and I found out our book proposal correlating breast imaging with breast pathology has been accepted by publishers Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. This textbook/atlas should be out by Fall of 2014.

New Book on Management of Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer

Breast surgeon Dr. Nora Hansen’s new book on the management of women at high risk for breast cancer is now published. I am proud to have written the chapter on the pathologic evaluation of so-called “high risk” lesions. As I’ve written before, this is a controversial area that has wide-ranging impacts on patient care.  My [...]

New Speaking Engagements for Pacific Breast Pathology

Our course entitled “Ten Diagnoses in Breast Pathology You Cannot Afford to Miss” was accepted for a three-year run beginning in March 2013 at the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting.  We will be giving the course in Baltimore in 2013, San Diego in 2014, then Boston in 2015. I am giving [...]

Pacific Breast Pathology

Seattle Breast Pathology Consultants has joined forces with another breast pathologist to form Pacific Breast Pathology.  In addition to our existing second opinion consultation service, we will now be providing services to radiologists and surgeons for primary diagnostic interpretation of breast core biopsies and surgical specimens performed in California.  We also will have full service [...]

Image Gallery

Our image gallery is back up and running with a whole new set of images of a variety of breast pathology diagnoses.  If you hold your computer’s mouse over an image the diagnosis will appear.  Each diagnosis is also at the bottom left of each full-sized image when clicked on.  If you have any suggestions [...]

Phyllodes Tumor vs. Cellular Fibroadenoma Poster

I did a study with nine breast pathology colleagues of mine on how breast pathologists distinguish cellular fibroadenomas from phyllodes tumor.  Our abstract was accepted at the 100th annual USCAP meeting in San Antonio this year.  I have attached a pdf version of our poster below: FEL_poster Please feel free to comment or ask questions [...]

Our Book Chapter on High Risk Lesions on Core Needle Biopsy

My radiology colleague from Harvard and I wrote a chapter on how women are being treated differently around the country and the world based on their core needle biopsy diagnosis. I posted the abstract a while back, but now we can publish the manuscript we wrote which is available here as a Word document: High [...]

We Are Expanding Our Services

SBPC is now collaborating with a full-service immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology laboratory in the San Francisco Bay Area in order to provide more extensive services to our clients who want a second opinion. We also now accept most major insurance as well as credit cards for payment on second opinions. Contact us at for more [...]

See Our Poster Presentation on The Difficulty in Distinguishing Cellular Fibroadenomas From Phyllodes Tumors at the 100th Annual USCAP meeting in San Antonio, February 28th.

Nine of my colleagues and I who specialize in breast pathology from the US and Australia reviewed 21 difficult consult cases which were sent in for second opinion with a question of cellular fibroadenoma vs. phyllodes tumor.  Our abstract was accepted for presentation at the USCAP’s 100th annual meeting in San Antonio, TX. We attempt [...]