CAP education session about brain cancer

In this 2018 video, Dr. Keith talks about the updated CAP protocols for brain and CNS cancers

Watch as Dr. Julia Keith talks about classifying and reporting tumours of the nervous system. In her session, she uses clinical cases to illustrate the following topics:

  • The 2014 CAP brain cancer protocol
  • Some changes in the 2016 WHO classification of CNS tumours
  • How she handles differences between the 2014 CAP protocol and the 2016 WHO CNS classification
  • Next steps in brain-tumour reporting

CAP education session about brain and CNS cancers

About the presenter, Dr. Julia Keith

Julia Keith, MD, graduated from medical school at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003. In 2008, She completed her FRCPC in Neuropathology at the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario and then took a fellowship in Neuropathology at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. Dr. Keith worked at l’Université de Montréal (CHU Sainte-Justine) before moving to Toronto to become the Director of Neuropathology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in 2010. She is an Assistant Professor and Residency Program Director in Neuropathology at the University of Toronto and the coordinator of the National Neuropathology Lecture Series, a Canadian Post-Graduate and Continuing Medical Educational curriculum in neuropathology.

About the CAP education sessions

The Partnership, the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP), and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) have organized this College of American Pathologists (CAP) education session.

In July 2009, the CAP-ACP endorsed the cancer protocols developed by CAP as the Canada-wide standard for all cancer-pathology reporting. To date, CAP protocols have been implemented in six Canadian provinces with the CAP-ACP’s support.

The protocols help pathologists to report effectively about diagnostic and prognostic findings, which are critical to patient care and the collection of collaborative stage data. The protocols were developed by multidisciplinary teams and are supported by CAP in both paper and electronic formats.