Solid Tumors Subdivision Report
Molecular Pathology advances in solid tumors and Molecular
Diagnostics for solid tumors continue to grow exponentially.
The 2008 AMP Annual Meeting showcased a number of exciting
developments in areas such as lung, brain, thyroid, kidney,
gastrointestinal stromal and related tumors. We had exciting
and timely topics on microRNA and epigenetic based testing.
The Solid Tumors Subdivision luncheon at the Annual Meeting
was very well attended and there was enthusiastic
participation of the membership, yielding a long wish list
of topics for the 2009 Annual Meeting in beautiful Florida
weather (we hope!). The platform presentation workshop
session was very well received and looks like a keeper.
(Solid Tumors Subdivision Chair-Elect) and I, working
together with the Program Committee, are committed to bring
another great program for the 2009 Annual Meeting. Topics
and speakers are being proposed and decisions will be
made by March. We look forward to another year
with increasing numbers of high-level scientific abstracts.
Please send us an e-mail if you have a topic or speaker for
the wish list.
Nominating Committee representatives Marina Nikiforova
and Deborah Dillon are currently working on
recruiting candidates for the Solid Tumor Subdivision for
the upcoming election. We appreciate the willingness of the
AMP members to volunteer their time for serving on our
Representatives to the Training and Education (T&E)
Committee, Jennifer Laudadio and Liang Cheng
are working with the Training and Education Committee on
developing four webinars to be presented in 2009 including
one focusing on solid tumors. The subcommittee will work
with the Solid Tumor Subdivision Chair and Chair-Elect to
complement topics presented at the Annual Meeting and
prevent overlap. Additionally, the T&E Committee is
establishing a series of case studies which will be
available on the AMP website for self study. We are aiming
to have these ready to launch in 2009.
to another great year for the Solid Tumors Subdivision!