CAP education session about soft tissue and bone tumours

In this 2012 video, Dr. Kandel talks about the CAP protocols for examining specimens from patients with soft tissue and bone tumours

Watch as Dr. Rita Kandel talks about the following topics in this session:

  • Handling soft tissue and bone tumours
  • Diagnosing and grading the tumours
  • CAP checklists for both soft tissue and bone tumours

CAP education session about soft tissue and bone tumours

About the presenter, Dr. Rita Kandel

Rita Kandel, MD, FRCPC, is Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Kandel is also a clinician-scientist and Associate Member of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. She collaborates closely with Mount Sinai Hospital’s clinical Sarcoma Unit, the largest of its kind in Canada. Dr. Kandel is also a Professor at the University of Toronto (U of T), cross-appointed to the Department of Surgery and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and is the Head of the Bioengineering of Skeletal Tissues Team. She completed her medical degree and her Pathology residency at U of T. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts (MA), U.S.A. and at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Kandel is active in Cancer Care Ontario. She sits on the Sarcoma Services Steering Committee and is a member of the Program in Evidence Based Care for Sarcoma.

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.