February 22, 2010
In this 2010 video, Dr. Lester talks about the new CAP breast cancer protocols
Watch as Dr. Susan Lester talks about changes to the protocols for breast cancer reporting. She also talks about the types of specimens that can be reported with the DCIS and invasive carcinoma checklists, and the data elements discussed during the checklists’ creation.
CAP education session about breast cancer reporting
About the presenter, Dr. Susan Lester
Susan Lester, MD, PhD, is the Chief of Breast Pathology Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor in the Pathology Department at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1988 and completed her residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is a member of the College of American Pathologists Cancer Committee and the Chair of the CAP Breast Cancer Protocol Review Committee.
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.