Dr. Mossonen gave a very interesting discussion regarding the interpretability of the pathology report to the true owner of the report… the patient. His research focuses around presenting information to the patient in a method in which the patient will understand, and be able to retain.
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Dr. Mosonen’s concept of a patient owned pathology report has improved communication between health care professionals and patients. It has allowed for better understanding of their disease state, and longer retention of disease specifics.
Written by: Michael J Metcalfe, MD. Fellow of Urologic Oncology Urology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX
Ashish M. Kamat, MD, MBBS, FACS
President, International Bladder Cancer Network
Chair, Society of Immunotherapy for Cancer (SITC), BCTF
Director of Urologic Oncology Fellowship
Professor of Urology
Attending Surgeon, Division of Surgery
The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center