January 26, 2011
In this video, Dr. van der Kwast talks about CAP protocols for urinary tract cancer
Watch as Dr. Theo van der Kwast talks about CAP protocols for bladder cancer. He also talks about changes made to the current checklist, filling out the urinary tract checklists, the differences between the 1973 and 2004 WHO classification of urothelial cancers and potential staging issues as well as their impact on reporting.
CAP education session about bladder cancer
About the presenter, Dr. Theo van der Kwast
Theo van der Kwast, MD, PhD, is a Full Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Biology at the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is Staff Pathologist and Consultant in Urogenital Pathology and Director of the Pathology Research program of the Pathology and Lab Medicine department at the University Health Network (UHN), also in Toronto.
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.