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Check Your Inbox! 2X Objective Is Here!

What’s 2X Objective, you ask? It’s an STP monthly e-news blast sent directly to your inbox—bringing you the latest news, job opportunities, and updates from ToxPath.org. Fully compatible with your smartphone providing accessible links to full web content, 2X Objective is the best way to stay informed whether in your office, at home, or on the go. Check it out!


STP Bylaws UpdateDefinition of Student Members Updated in Bylaws

New STP Policy PostedUse of STP Name and Logo

New STP Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) PostedSTP Travel Reimbursement SOP and STP Annual Management Feedback SOP
(Member login required)


Progress Made on Tox21: SLC Webinar: Presented by Daniel Krewski, October 1, 12:00 Noon–1:30 PM ET USA
On October 1, 2014, the Scientific Liaison Coalition (SLC) will host a webinar, Progress Made on Tox21: A Framework for the Next Generation of Risk Science, presented by Daniel Krewski. The webinar will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm ET USA. You will need to register for this webinar. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible to assure your participation.


A New Issue of Toxicologic Pathology (Volume 42 Number 7) Is Now Available Online


PATHWAYS—A Newsletter for Students of Veterinary Pathology


New Webinar Recordings are now available:
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The Summer 2014 Issue of the SCOPE Newsletter is now available!


A new INHAND Soft Tissue and Integument supplement published in the Journal of Toxicologic Pathology is now available online.

Proliferative and Non-Proliferative Lesions of the Rat and Mouse Soft Tissue, Skeletal Muscle and Mesothelium

Proliferative and Non-Proliferative Lesions of the Rat and Mouse Integument


A new issue of Toxicologic Pathology (Volume 42 Number 6) is now available online(Member login required)


Toxicologic Pathology 2013 Best Paper Award
Unexpected Thrombocytopenia and Anemia in Cynomolgus Monkeys Induced by a Therapeutic Human Monoclonal Antibody
Toxicol Pathol, 2013; 41(7): pp. 951–969, originally published online March 7, 2013. (Member login required)


INHAND: New INHAND Working Group to Review Apoptosis and Necrosis Terminology


SEND Presentation: Requirements for Standardized Study Data: Update on Guidance


STP Position Paper: Interpreting the Significance of Increased Alveolar Macrophages in Rodents Following Inhalation of Pharmaceutical Materials


Nonneoplastic Lesion Atlas—The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has created a new web-based resource containing thousands of high quality images and guidelines for diagnosis of nonneoplastic lesions in experimental rodent models. The first nine sections are now available the NTP website. When completed, the Atlas will contain 56 sections, each focusing on a particular organ or tissue.

Related article in February issue of Toxicologic Pathology.


Announcing INHAND Nomenclature Change Control
The INHAND Project (International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria for Lesions) is a joint initiative of the STP, ESTP, BSTP and JSTP to develop an internationally-accepted nomenclature for proliferative and non-proliferative lesions in laboratory animals. The INHAND nomenclature is being adopted by the US FDA for use in the SEND initiative (Standard for the Exchange of Nonclinical Data). Pathologists who discover a lesion in a toxicity study that is not covered by the INHAND nomenclature are encouraged to request a new INHAND term. In addition, changes, additions, and updates to current terms may be desirable and may be requested.


Best Practices for Veterinary Toxicologic Clinical Pathology, with Emphasis on the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries (DOI: 10.1111/vcp.12059).


Navigating ToxPathNet
Are you unfamiliar with ToxPathNet? STP members can now use a link on the ToxPathNet homepage to view a 3-minute slide show to learn how to navigate this area of the website. (Member login required.)


Navigating the STP Website
A 3-minute slide show is now available to assist in learning to navigate the website. (Select the button on the left to access.)


The Role of the Toxicologic Pathologist in the Biopharmaceutical Industry
As part of an STP initiative to provide awareness of the specialized role of toxicologic pathologists in the biopharmaceutical industry, a review paper was published in the International Journal of Toxicology to educate and to attract new scientists and veterinarians to the field.

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