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    Pathology Laboratories
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Atlanta, GA

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    Stephen K Lau, MD

    Surgical Pathology

    Assistant Professor
    Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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    Pathology Division(s):
    Anatomic Pathology

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    MD   Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, -

    Fellowship, Cytopathology   Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, -

    Residency (AP/CP)   Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, -

    Research Interests:

    - I am mainly interested in:
    1. Carcinogenesis - This is done mostly in collaboration with researchers from Winship Cancer Institute. The tumors under study include breast carcinoma, prostate carcinoma and non-small cell lung carcinoma.

    2. Informatics - This is done in collaboration with Dr. Vijay Varma from our division at the VAMC. The goal is to improve reporting of specimens to facilitate data mining.

    Clinical Focus:

    My signout responsibilities at the VAMC include autopsy pathology, surgical pathology and cytopathology.

    Specialty Boards:

    2000 Diplomate Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

    2001 Diplomate Cytopathology, American Board of Pathology

    Selected Publications:

    Published and Accepted Research Articles -

    Liang Z, Wu T, Lou H, Yu X, Taichman RS, Lau SK, Nie S, Umbreit J, Shim H. Inhibition of Breast Cancer Metastasis by Selective Synthetic Polypeptide against CXCR4 Chemokine Receptor. Cancer Research (in press).

    Lau SK, McKee GT, Weir MM, Tambouret RH, Eichhorn JH, Pitman MB. The Negative Predictive Value of Breast Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy: The MGH Experience, The Breast Journal (in press).