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Top 5 junior member abstracts announced at CAP '09.

The top 5 abstracts submitted by junior Members of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to the CAP '09 meeting were recognized during ceremonies held at the meeting. CAP President Stephen N. Bauer and Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Editor in Chief Philip T. Cagle personally congratulated the winners on Sunday, October 11. That day, the winners were also announced and recognized during the CAP '09 Spotlight Reception and were presented with their award checks.

All abstracts accepted for presentation at the CAP '09 meeting and for publication in the Archives that were submitted by CAP Junior Members were eligible for selection as one of the top 5 abstracts. The winning abstracts were reviewed and selected by a group of experts within various anatomic and clinical pathology disciplines who were blinded to the authors' identities.

The winning abstracts, including the Junior Members (shown in bold), author affiliations and abstract titles, are as follows:

First Place, $1000: Hui Chen, MD, PhD; Joel A Lefferts, PhD; Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD; Arief A Suriawinata, MD. Department of Pathology, DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Preexisting Villous Adenoma in Colorectal Adenocarcinoma Predicts the Status of KRAS Mutation in Targeted Therapy.

Second Place, $600: Katherine N. Rimmelshue, MD1; Elizabeth R. Fraley, [BSc.sup.2]; Luciana B. Gentile, PhD2; Nitai D. Mukhopadhyay, [PhD.sup.3]; Michael O. Idowu, MD1; Aylin Rizki, [PhD.sup.2]. Departments of [sup.1]Pathology, [sup.2]Radiation Oncology, and [sup.3]Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va. MRE11, RAD50, and NBS1 Gene Expression in Breast Cancer Progression.

Third Place, $400: Pamela P. Goodell, MD; Lynne Uhl, MD; Monique T. Mohammed, MS(ASCP) SBB; Amy Powers, MD. Department of Pathology, Division of Laboratory and Transfusion Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass. Risk of Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions Following Emergency Release Red Blood Cell Transfusion.

Fourth Place, $300: Andrew Turk, MD; Diane Hamele-Bena, MD; Guo-Xia Tong, MD. Department of Pathology,

Columbia University, New York, NY. PAX8: An Immunohistochemical Marker for Endometriosis.

Fifth Place, $300: Sadhna Dhingra, [MD.sup.1]; Wei Li, [MD.sup.1]; Dongfeng Tan, [MD.sup.2]; Robert E. Brown, [MD..sup.1] [sup.1]Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Texas Health Sciences Center-Medical School, Houston, Tex; [sup.2]department of Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Tex. Constitutive Activation of ERK Pathway Is Associated With Tumoral Angiogenesis and Fibroplasia in Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

The Abstract/Case Study Review Committee for CAP '09 acknowledges the efforts of the following individuals for their assistance in selecting the winning-junior Member abstracts:

Kevin Leslie-Chair

Alain Borczuk

Kim Collins

Cherie Dunphy

Jae Ro

Glenn Rudner

David Schwartz

Rhonda Yantiss

David Yawn

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Date:Nov 1, 2009
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