Surgical Pathology of Tumors
Surgical Pathology of Tumors

Surgical Pathology of Tumors

by Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Surgical pathology of tumors involves looking at cancer cells under a microscope to determine their grading and staging. The pathologic grade of a tumor is determined solely based on microscopic findings associated with carcinogenesis. It also offers insight into the classification and naming of a tumor. The clinical stage of a tumor, established before initiation of therapy, depends on physical examination, laboratory findings, and imaging studies. Tumor stage is not concerned with the microscopic appearance of the cancer as much as the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. Tumor stage is also currently one of the main drivers of treatment decisions and is therefore vital for for physicians to understand.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 1:12 h
  • Quiz questions 35
  • Concept Pages 1


Your Educators of course Surgical Pathology of Tumors

 Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Richard Mitchell, MD, PhD

Dr. Richard N. Mitchell is the Lawrence J. Henderson Professor of Pathology and Health Sciences and Technology, at Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts, USA.

He obtained his PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from Rockefeller University in 1980, and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1984. Currently, he is Program Director of the Health Sciences and Technology Education and Curriculum at Harvard Medical School.

Due to his achievements, he earned the ASIP Robbins Distinguished Educator Award in 2013.

Within Lecturio, Dr. Mitchell teaches courses on Pathology.

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Great lecture
By Andrea T. on 04. August 2023 for Cytologic and Histologic Features of Malignant Tumors

Great lecture by Dr. Mitchell. Clear, concise, and easy to understand.