India's first virtual Cancer Pathology diagnostic centre in Pune

It is my great pleasure to inform you that  Oncopath Diagnostics-India's first virtual Cancer Pathology centre has started at Pune. !!!!

With the help of India's first and Only digital pathology slide scanning system at Oncopath diagnostics, pathologists from USA, UK and Canada will be able to provide expert consultation to patients in India !!!!

This will specially helpful for patients and physicians/pathologists in getting second/expert opinion in difficult cases.


  1. The highly qualified medical staffs includes including well known national and International pathologists specialised in breast pathology, genitourinary pathology, OBGYN Pathology, GI / liver pathology, dermatopathology, hematopathology, surgical pathology, and oncologic surgical pathology.
  2. India’s First and Only Cancer Diagnostic laboratory with Whole slide Digital Imaging and Analysis system.
  3. Multi-tier pathologist review on all cases by well known national and international pathologists.
  4. Reporting will be done as per the standards of college of American Pathologists.
  5. Large in house inventory of histochemical and immunoperoxidase stains.
  6. Thin prep cytology services.
  7. Completely automated tissue processing with automated slide stainers for IHC and special stains.
  8. Web-based Reporting system.
  9. Rapid Turn-Around Time- Report turn-around time of 2-3 days for biopsies and 3-5 days for large cases.
  10. Distribution of Reports-Reports sent back to your office via the Internet and Fax.

Some of the newspaper articles published in local news papers in India ,which highlights Oncopath Diagnostics work in India are mentioned below.
Newspaper articles: click the below links
More info. about Oncopath Diagnostics is available at www.OncopathDx.com 

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Interesting Case

Clinical History:

53 years male,History of hypertension and tachycardia,MRI abdomen:-Left adrenal mass:- size 5.8 cm Right renal mass:- size-3.0cm Microscopic examination of the renal mass showed vascular tumor with diffuse sheets of clear cells having Fuhrman grade III nuclei. There was no evidence of necrosis within the tumor. There was no evidence of extraparenchymal invasion.
Gross examination of the left adrenal gland revealed cortically centered, solid and multinodular mass measuring 6.5 x 6.0 x 5.0 cm and weighing 122 grams. The tumor was encapsulated but showed evidence of extraparenchymal penetration. The tumor had golden brown cut surface with areas of hemorrhage and necrosis. The partial nephrectomy showed 3.0cm x 3.0cm x 3.0 cm yellow solid mass which did not invade into the perinephric adipose tissue.
Microscopically, the adrenal mass had predominant diffuse sheets and focal trabecular arrangements. The former pattern was present in about third of tumor. The cells had clear cytoplasm and round to ovoid nuclei with conspicuous nucleoli. Mitotic rate was 9/50 HPF and included atypical forms. Gross necrosis and capsular invasion were documented microscopically. There was no evidence of lymphovascular invasion. Considering the above mentioned features, a Weiss histopathologic score2 of 7/9 was applied.


The differential diagnosis included Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC) with contralateral adrenal metastasis, Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) with contralateral renal metastasis, synchronous RCC and ACC or synchronous RCC and adrenocortical adenoma. A panel of immunohistochemical stains was performed to sort out the diagnosis. Adrenal tumor demonstrated strong Vimentin positivity and is negative for CK7, CK20, E1/AE3, EMA, Synaptophysin and S100.Renal cell carcinoma was positive for CK7, AE1/AE3, EMA (weak) and Vimentin. It was negative for CK20, Synaptophysin and S100. The difference of immunoprofile between the two tumors documented that they originated from two different primaries.

Final Diagnosis:

The diagnosis of synchronous RCC and ACC rather than metastasis influences the prognosis.


The longest disease free interval after removal of contralateral adrenal metastasis was 12.1 years8 and the longest crude survival was 14.3 years. In contrast non metastazing RCC has an excellent prognosis if no metastasis developed.