Pathology is an important part of medicine where samples from the human body are investigated to make a diagnosis of disease. Once a diagnosis is made treatment decisions follow.
Clinical Pathology examines many human tissues to discover new elements of a disease. This work aims to improve the current diagnoses to obtain a better estimation of outcome and suggest ways in which the disease could be treated or a complication avoided.
In the Department of Pathology researchers in the area of clinical pathology are investigating precancerous lesions and cancer to better understand why some patients do much better compared to others, the placenta to understand why pregnancy complications occur, and autoimmune disease.