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Books, Journals, New Media
May 22/29, 2002

Pathology: Pathology of Incipient Neoplasia

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2002;287(20):2718. doi:10.1001/jama.287.20.2718-JBK0522-2-1

Diseases desperate grown  By desperate appliance are relieved,  Or not at all.—Shakespeare, Hamlet, 4.3.9–11

Successes in screening and public perceptions have accounted for the increasing incidence of early cancer detected in several anatomic sites, including breast, cervix, colon, and prostate. Although sophisticated radiographic, endoscopic, and genetic evaluations play their respective roles, it is almost always the venerable microscope that provides early diagnoses. Thus, recognition of the histopathological vagaries of incipient neoplasia is critical.