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IBMS Congress 2022: from cellular pathology to immunology

Summaries of lectures on the IBMS Science Congress scientific lecture programme are requested from individual speakers. In this first of two reviews, Pathology in Practice selects highlights from alphabetically cellular pathology to immunology.

The fourteenth biennial IBMS Congress scientific programme once again illustrated the diverse and evolving nature of specialties that comprise biomedical science and laboratory medicine. Reproduced below are selected summaries of presentations given on the cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, cytopathology, haematology and immunology programmes.

Recent advances in immunocytochemistry for melanoma diagnosis

Malignant melanoma (MM) remains the deadliest form of skin cancer. It is well known that MM can be treated with surgery alone and survival rates are high; however, after metastasis survival rates drop significantly. In histopathological interpretation morphological assessment of any melanocytic lesion is always key, but recent developments within the field of immunocytochemistry (ICC) have provided great support in aiding the distinction of the dysplastic verses malignant lesions. This does not just apply to the diagnosis, but also more recently in providing information regarding prognosis and determining patient therapeutics.

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