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​​The Pathology Center provides diagnostic services to the Beilinson, Hasharon and Schneider Hospitals. About one third of the patients at the Medical Center undergo a process of tissue examination to diagnose their disease. A significant proportion of the diseases diagnosed in the Pathology Center are malignant diseases that develop in all parts of the human body. Diagnosis of malignant diseases includes provision of an accurate diagnosis and accurate information from the tissue samples. This allows the course of the disease to be predicted and treatment provides specifically suited to the tumor and to the patient. This enables the patient to receive personalized treatment. Tissue samples from a wide range of diseases and biological systems are examined- from implanted organs, the digestive tracts, the respiratory tract, the blood and lymph nodes system, the skin, the breast, the liver, kidney, female and male sex organs, the central nervous system (brain) and more. The Pathology Center has 16 pathologists, specializing in every area of pathology, 7 trainees and 28 laboratory technicians. The Institute includes many advanced laboratories that allow thorough examination of the tissue – to be carried out. This includ immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, molecular pathology laboratories, a cytology unit and an electron microscope. In addition, an institutional tissue bank was recently established in the Beilinson Hospital Pathology Institute, the goal of which is to collect tissue samples, both malignant and benign, to carry out future studies under the initiation of the physicians and researchers at the Medical Center. Each year, tissue samples from about 32,000 patients, and cytological tests from about 12,000 patients, are examined. Every week about 18 meetings are held with pathologists and clinicians from all fields (Tumor Boards, Disease management teams), in which specifically complex pathological and clinical findings of selected patients are presented, and in-depth discussions are held to determine the most appropriate treatment for the patient.