The Laboratory of Pathology of the National Cancer Institute is an integral component of the research and clinical community of the National Institutes of Health. Our goal is to be a globally recognized center of excellence in disease research, clinical diagnostics, and pathology education.
The mission of the Laboratory of Pathology of the National Cancer Institute is to achieve the highest level of quality in research, diagnostics, and education.
We take responsibility for all anatomic pathology services for the
NIH as well as others who seek our expertise through consultation. The
goal is to provide the highest quality and most accurate diagnostic
interpretation in the most efficient manner. This goal is supported
by a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Through the participation in clinical and research conferences and
training of residents and fellows, we provide leadership in anatomic
pathology. As an organization, which applies state-of-the-art technology
to tissue and cell-based diagnostics, we share our expertise and teaching
with the clinical and scientific community.
We support the research mission of the NIH through our support of
clinical research protocols and by seeking to apply leading edge technology
to diagnostic questions. In this endeavor we value originality, scientific
integrity and ethical behavior, thereby setting a high standard for
pathology research excellence for ourselves and for the international
OUR DEPARTMENTAL PHILOSOPHY
In our ongoing management of our programs, and in our strategic
planning process, we have been guided by a set of core values that define
our organizational culture. These are:
- To respect
the contributions and diversity of the people in our workplace.
- To promote
excellence in patient care and clinical trial support.
- To hold ourselves
to the highest standards of ethical conduct.
- To maintain
a commitment to a high quality work life.
- To be good
stewards of our resources.
the College of American
Pathologists (CAP) and the Joint
Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
accredit the Laboratory of Pathology (LP). LP is certified pursuant
to the Clinical
Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) by the Department of Health
and Human Services Health Care Financing Administration. The CAP
certificate, JCAHO certificate, and CLIA
certificate may be downloaded in pdf format by clicking the appropriate
link or sent to you by FAX request by calling 301-496-2441.
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