Histopathology and cytopathology diagnose problems / diseases in tissues. This is far removed from the quantitative world of clinical chemistry and haematology. In this numberless world, it is the subtleties of the shades of grey that must be interpreted. Answering questions such as Doctor, do I have cancer?, and will my disease respond to treatment?, fall under the purview of a histopathologists responsibilities. Here is where science meets the art of medicine and may even have to bow to it. The skill of the histopathologist is not easily acquired. It is honed and tempered by long years in the field. Histopathologists are therefore the rara avis of the pathology world. In its mission for excellence in pathology, the centre recognized the need for good histopathology and cytopathology services. To fulfill this need it has established a modern histopathology laboratory which is fully equipped to provide high quality histopathology and cytopathology services. These services will answer diagnostic and therapeutic questions in surgical pathology in a timely and comprehensive manner. The laboratory is accredited. The histopathology dept. is headed by Dr. Anita M. Borges, M.D. FRC Path, a surgical pathologist of repute who has spent 25 years as a cancer pathologist in the UK, USA and in India.