The Department’s main fields of activity are:
- Diagnostic pathology, including histopathology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, FISH-diagnostics and fine needle aspiration cytology;
- Research in tumour pathology, including steps of tumour progression with metastasis formation and angiogenesis, molecular predictive and prognostic factors in cancer, liver tumours with particular regard to viral hepatitis and hepatocarcinogenesis, as well as a special focus on breast tumours;
- The Department serves as a high standard molecular pathology laboratory, which applies state of the art techniques and participates in quality control of the European molecular diagnostics as a Hungarian reference unit;
- Autopsies are performed on a daily basis.