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Pathology Services

Pathologists at Loyola offer a complete range of technologies and services in anatomic, clinical, and molecular pathology using the latest state of the art technologies. Our faculty provides consultation on patient diagnosis and test result interpretation in both the inpatient and outpatient settings throughout Loyola. These consultative efforts include the specialized services of cytogenetics, dermatopathology, flow cytometry and ophthalmic pathology to physicians throughout the Chicagoland area. Found in only a few pathology departments in Illinois, our faculty also includes specialists in renal pathology and neuropathology who are among only a few in Illinois.

Pathology is a research-intensive department, where nationally and internationally recognized scientists conduct basic science research into the mechanisms of disease and clinical pathologists conduct applied or translational research to bring new technologies and the latest biomarker tests to market.

Research

Breast Cancer

Scientists are studying experimental drugs and molecular pharmacology agents to develop new mechanisms and treatments for breast cancer.

Coagulation

Through the efforts of an internationally recognized coagulation and hemostatsis research group, current studies focus on blood thinning agents such as heparin and, in particular, low molecular weight heparins. This research examines the treatment and prevention of heart disease, stroke and blood-clotting syndromes.

Lung Cancer

Scientists are studying the molecular biology of adenocarcinoma of the lung with an emphasis on altered signaling pathways that could be targeted for therapy.

Microbiology

Investigations are underway to conduct field studies of antimicrobials and identification systems using automated microbiology equipment designed for rapid identification and antimicrobial susceptibility testing of bacteria.

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Ongoing research is focusing on the mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease medications. The department’s brain bank is one of only four in Illinois and a rich resource for study.

Skin Cancer

Numerous studies are underway to examine normal and abnormal cell proliferation, differentiation and death in various skin cancers, vitiligo and psoriasis.

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