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Silver Cross Pathologist Appointed to Clarient’s Clinical Advisory Board

Joliet, IL (August 05, 2010)—Medical Director of the Silver Cross Hospital Laboratory, Dr. Alvin Ring, has been recently appointed to the Clinical Advisory Board for Clarient, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRT), a premier technology and services resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry.

Through his role on the Clarient Clinical Advisory Board, Dr. Ring is one of several pathologists who will assist oncologists and other physicians to accurately diagnosis and treat cancer patients.

“In this era of personalized medicine it is vital that pathologists, who are essential in the diagnosis of cancer, are part of the patient's "team", aligning their expertise with treating physicians in finding the best course of therapy for the patient,” said Dr. Alvin Ring.

alvin-ringBoard certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Alvin Ring, M.D., has been on staff at Silver Cross Hospital for 20 years. Dr. Ring attended medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He completed residencies/fellowships at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Mount Carmel Hospital in Detroit MI, and Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. He has been on the faculty at several universities including Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA, and is currently Professor of Pathology at University of Illinois in Chicago.

In addition, Dr. Ring has originated and coordinated national and local postgraduate and board review courses for pathologists, primary care physicians, surgeons, and others. He has authored four textbooks and many scientific papers, and has been a member on the editorial boards of two journals – Laboratory Medicine and Medical Lab Observer. He has also performed inspections of laboratories and educational institutions.

In addition to his appointment with Clariant, Dr. Ring was recently listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America, a publication which profiles the country’s most accomplished men and women from across all fields of endeavor. He is also listed in Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Medicine and Who’s Who in the World.

About Clarient
Clarient combines innovative diagnostic technologies with world class pathology expertise to assess and characterize cancer. Clarient's mission is to become the leader in cancer diagnostics by dedicating itself to collaborative relationships with the healthcare community to translate cancer discovery and research into better patient care.

About Silver Cross Hospital
To learn about career opportunities available at Silver Cross, visit or call (815) 740-7095. At Silver Cross outstanding care and patient satisfaction are of the utmost importance. In addition to being recognized as one of our nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters for the last six consecutive years, Silver Cross has been recognized as one of America’s Most Customer Friendly Hospitals by the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers. With over 2,500 employees, physicians and volunteers, Silver Cross operates a 304-bed acute care hospital and eight satellite facilities providing outpatient services and physician offices. Construction has begun to build a state-of-the-art replacement hospital opening in 2012 in New Lenox. To learn more about Silver Cross Hospital or a referral to a physician on staff, visit or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).



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