The Central Office of the Academy is closed from 23. December2014 until 2. January 2015. All e-mails and letters will be answered at the beginning of January 2015
Dr. Alexander Meisels has died peacefully in September 2014 at the age of 88 years.
New members from 2011 through October 2014, including Medical Members, Cytotechnologist Members, Professional Non-Medical Members and elevations to Cytotechnologist Fellow.
IAC members are invited to nominate an outstanding Cytotechnologist Member or Fellow for one of the International Academy of Cytology Awards 2014, 2015 and 2016
In the past decade, since the publication of the second edition of the Bethesda Atlas in 2004, much experience has been gained with respect to the use and impact of the Bethesda terminology for cervical cytology in clinical practice. This includes progressive familiarity with morphology on liquid-based preparations, and further insights into HPV biology. We have also seen implementation of HPV vaccination, approval of HPV primary screening, and updated screening and management guidelines for cervical cancer.
The American Cancer Society reports that there are 386,000 new cases of urothelial carcinoma annually in the world, with approximately 150,000 deaths, While those numbers pale in comparison to Lung, Breast and Prostate, the reality is that huge numbers of bladder cancer survivors require regular surveillance to detect recurrence or new tumors in their bladder or upper collecting tracts.
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