Our Stories

Our stories demonstrate the impact on patient care by the specialty of pathology through our programs and grants, most notably by See, Test & Treat—our flagship humanitarian program. All of these stories would not be possible without the support of CAP members, staff, corporations, foundations, patient advocacy groups, health institutions, and laboratory communities.

Foundation and Hologic Combat Health Inequity

The CAP Foundation and its See, Test & Treat® program empower pathologists across the US to help address health care inequity in their communities. This objective has been at the heart of the organization’s mission for over a decade. However, See, Test & Treat wouldn’t be possible without the Foundation’s partnerships with health care organizations […]

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Dr. Alvin Ring Advances Pathology’s Future Via Fund

Health care headlines over the past few years have warned of a shortage of pathologists in the US, threatening to leave the nation’s laboratories and medical examiner’s offices frantically scouring for enough experts to conduct essential testing. While recent research from CAP members in JAMA has shown the workforce situation to be less dire than […]

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Foundation Supports Pathologists and Patients in 2020

You know how difficult this year has been. I probably don’t need to spell it out, but I will say I’m so proud of pathologists everywhere who have stepped up to meet a health crisis unprecedented in our careers. We’ve redefined our dedication to quality patient care through the medical laboratory, and the CAP Foundation […]

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See, Test & Treat Provides Care During COVID-19

Life-threatening diseases like cervical and breast cancer don’t take a break for the COVID-19 pandemic. Recent studies have shown that more patients than usual have foregone regular preventative care and screenings over the past several months due to safety and cost concerns. With families concerned about their health and economic security, See, Test & Treat […]

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Resident Dr. Gregory Dickinson Receives Herbek Award

The CAP Foundation has chosen Gregory Dickinson, MD, to receive the 2020 Gene and Jean Herbek Humanitarian Award. The prestigious award recognizes unique and innovative contributions to advancing See, Test & Treat, a community outreach program that offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings, same-day results, and follow-up care, if needed, for uninsured and underinsured […]

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Foundation Goes Global in New Initiative

Inspired by his many years of international travel and the work of his colleagues leading health initiatives in Africa and Southeast Asia, Gerald Hanson, MD, FCAP, has established the CAP Foundation’s new Global Pathology Fund. His generous donation will support pathology initiatives in medically under-resourced areas around the world. “These [places] have low economic resources, […]

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Dr. Sang Wu Spotlights Pathology with Children’s Book

Drawing conclusions and making difficult diagnoses from a scramble of cells and puzzling possibilities is what pathologists do. Thanks to Sang Wu, MD, FCAP, children and their families can chase conclusions of their own while learning more about their health, pathology, and laboratories in the activity book Under the Microscope: Detective Doctors. A hybrid children’s […]

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Remembering Dr. Gene Herbek, See, Test & Treat Founder

Leadership and compassion aren’t always closely associated, but Gene Herbek, MD, FCAP, knew their intertwined relationship. He embodied both qualities as a prominent leader in the field of pathology and a compassionate champion for health care in underserved communities. Dr. Herbek died on June 4, 2020, after a lifetime as a practicing pathologist leader, philanthropist, […]

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