CAP education session about pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma

In this 2016 video, Dr. Somers talks about using protocols to support synoptic reporting of rhabdomyosarcoma cancer specimens from pediatric patients

Watch as Dr. Gino Somers reviews the CAP protocols related to rhabdomyosarcoma to educate and support all who work with pediatric cancer specimens, including what the pathologist puts in the report and why. Dr. Somers also talks about changes to protocols and the electronic cancer checklist.

CAP education session about rhabdomyosarcoma in pediatric patients

About the presenter, Dr. Gino Somers

Gino Somers, MBBS, BMedSc, PhD, FRCPA, is the Division Head of Pathology at Hospital for Sick Children (HSC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is Co-Chair of POGO’s Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics Taskforce and Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Toronto (U of T). He graduated from medical school in 1991 at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology and Pathology from the University of Melbourne in 1999. He received his specialty certification from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia in 2002. In 2004, he completed a pediatric fellowship at U of T and HS.

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.