From the Pathologist Issue #1117 Sitting Down With… Ian Cree, Head,WHO Classification of Tumors Group, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France
What do you see in pathology’s future?
The molecular pathology revolution is already underway, and the computational pathology revolution is just starting – the areas of digital pathology and artificial intelligence (AI) are starting to provide real tools to help us in our work. I think some of the computational science may look a little scary at the moment, as it’s pretty complicated. But the tools themselves don’t need to be: it could be a case of the pathologist selecting an area on the image of their slide and pressing a button, and getting some information that could help them grade or stage a tumor.
Integrated pathology is something we need to embrace, especially integrated reports.