This collection of links focuses on cytopathology and cytotechnology educational resources available on the Internet.
Articles and Reports
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) summary of January 1999 report on Evaluation of Cervial Cytology discusses accuracy of cervial cancer screening using traditional Pap smear and newer methods.
British National Health Service Cancer Screening Programmes FAQs on Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Downloadable PDF brochures on cervical cancer screening in 20 languages.
Atlases and Images
Atlas and self-test for the Bethesda System provided by the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC).
Cytology Stuff is an educational resource provided by Cytyc Corporation. It focuses on ThinPrep® morphology with related online Gyn and Non-Gyn atlases.
The Art of Cytology. Illustrations by Suzanne L. Adams CT (ASCP).
Case Conferences and Tutorials
Control of the Cell Cycle game from the Nobel Prize organization. Requires Flash player.
Cyto Sleuth Quizzes from the British Columbia Cancer Agency. 6 cases each in gynecologic and non-gynecologic cytology, created by their School of Cytotechnology.
Cytology images, quizzes, and mystery file from the University of Texas School of Medicine in Houston.
WebPath female genital tract pathology.
J C Prolla website on Cytopathology. Has a case of the month and a large archive of these cases, plus a collection of curious cases. The website is the work of Dr. Prolla and Dr. Ada Diehl of the Cytopathology and Image Analysis Lab of the Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil. Dr. Prolla's main research interest is the diagnosis of esophageal cancer by cytology.
The Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has some cases of the month and its newsletter online.
The United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (ASCAP) has put educational materials from its companion handouts, specialty conferences, and short courses for the past few years on line. Many cytopathology cases are included. Choose "Educational Materials" from the top menu bar on their home page to browse.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has information on cancer screening, including cervical cancer and pap test information, screening interval recommendations, and recommendations for reaching underserved populations.
Food and Drug Administration regulates drugs, biologics, and medical devices. There's a Power Point presentation on Human Papillomavirus. Because the FDA collects a lot of materials during their approval processes, a lot is available for public scrutiny. Try a search for "cytology" or "cytopathology" to find more.
National Cancer Institute's Bethesda System 2001 regarding terminology and reporting of cervical cytology.
Journals and Books
Acta Cytologica. Web site contains contents of current issue, a featured article, editorials, letters to the editor, and searchable abstracts of articles from January 1996. Items for purchase include teaching sets, books, and journal subscription.
Archives of Histology and Cytology from the International Society of Histology and Cytology in Japan. Focuses on human and animal, experimental and translational histology and histochemistry. Summaries of articles back to 1999 available on line.
Cancer Cytopathology (section of Cancer, the journal of the American Cancer Society) and Diagnostic Cytopathology. Wiley journals, abstracts available online. Full articles available by subscription or pay-per-view. Access also available through many University libraries/digital libraries.
Karger Monographs in Clinical Cytology. Information on 15 volumes published since 1965 (some out of print). Goals is to "perform the important function of correlating extensive basic and clinical findings and applying these to discuss how innovations in cytology can improve patient diagnosis and management".
The National Library of Medicine's PubMed database of journal articles.
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP). Certifies cytotechnologists and other laboratory personnel. Fee-based offerings include Online Continuing Education (no charge for ASCP members), books and other publications, teaching sets, audioconferences, and workshops.
American Society for Cytotechnology. Information for members and potential members.
College of American Pathologists. CAP Superlinks cytopathology page (under the Anatomic Pathology menu) includes links to a number of interactive educational sites as well as journals, organizations, and book recommendations.
The International Academy of Cytology. Membership information, news, registry information, publications, list of affiliated societies.
Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology has some cases of the month plus standard information for members.
Southern Association of Cytotechnologists, Inc. Includes "The Scanner" newsletter and information on upcoming meetings.
Upper New York State Society of Cytology. Information on fall and spring workshops. Has 2 interesting cases and would like more.