$500 Award: 

  • Leal Herlitz, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Acquisition of Invasion in Lung Adenocarcinoma: Using Laser Capture Microdissection and Comparative Genomic Hybridization To Analyze Segmental Copy Number Changes of Chromosome 7

$100 Award: 

  • Catherine Chung, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    p16/CDKN2A Deletion as a Diagnostic Marker To Distinguish Benign from Malignant Mesothelial Proliferations
  • Jonathon Herbst, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Evidence-Based Criteria To Distinguish Metastatic Breast Cancer from Primary Lung Neoplasms on Frozen Section
  • Matthias Hofer, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA, USA
    The Extent of Sarcomatoid Component Is an Independent Predictor of Survival in Malignant Mesothelioma
  • Ruta Gupta, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Lessons Learnt from Mistakes and Deferrals in Frozen Section Diagnosis of Pulmonary Lesions: An Evidence Based Pathology Approach


  • Hannelore Kothmaier, MS, Institute of Pathology, Graz, Austria
    Gene Silencing of PCNA in Mesothelioma Cell Lines Causes Deregulation of Other Genes


  • Deepak Mohan, MD, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Molecular Analysis of Mesothelial Cell Hyperplasia Assists Diagnosis


  • Dr. Diana Ionescu, M.D. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Amplification in the Thymic Epithelial Tumors


  •  Eizaburo Sasatomi, MD, Department of Pathology University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    The Majority of Lymphnode Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Arise Early in Primary Lung Tumor Development


  • Gordana Verstovsek, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine,  Houston, Texas
    Vitamin D Receptor Expression in Emphysema: Potential for Role in Tissue Remodeling


  • Nader T. Okby,  MD, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology and National Cancer Institute 
    p27 immunohistochemical expression in non-small cell lung carcinomas (NSCLC)


  • Valerie Holst, MD, University of Pittsburgh
    p53 and Kras mutational Genotyping in Pulmonary Carcinosarcoma, Spindle Cell Carcinoma, and Pulmonary Blastoma: Implications for Histogeneis