The WHO warns that a “tidal wave” of cancer is looming on the global horizon, with low and middle-income countries increasingly bearing the brunt of it. Yet the vast majority of trained pathologists are located in developed countries, not in these areas of need. This is combined with a lack of specialist training as pathologists who practice in developing countries may not have access to a volume of difficult cases for study, the most current literature, or the advantage of sub-specialty training.
Ventana, a member of the Roche Group, is a leading provider of Digital Pathology solutions – the digitizing of tissue samples that pathologists normally view on glass slides through a microscope.
These “digital slides” which are stored in clouds, can be viewed, analyzed and shared with others, no matter where they live. This means that pathologists in developing countries can send a ‘scan’ of a patient’s sample to experts around the globe to get their help in the diagnosis.
This service enables:
Roche is working to develop innovative solutions, such as educational software to help train and teach the pathologists of the future, to improve the practice of pathology worldwide.
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