CAP education session about cancers of the cervix, vagina and vulva

In this 2019 video, Dr. Hoang, talks about the updated CAP protocols for cervix, vagina and vulva cancers

Watch as Dr. Lien Hoang talks about the updated CAP protocols for cervix, vagina and vulva cancers as well as practical considerations when filling out the checklists. She reviews:

  • Procedures
  • Histologic type
  • Tumour measurements
  • Tumour grades
  • Margins
  • Lymphovascular invasion
  • Additional features
  • Lymph nodes
  • Staging

Additionally, she covers the changes between the 2015 and 2018 FIGO cancer reports. Importantly, Dr. Hoang points out that the protocols for cervix, vagina and vulva cancers do not include sarcomas, melanomas, lymphomas and gestational trophoblastic disease.

Lien Hoang, MD, is a Clinical Instructor at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. She completed her undergraduate, medical school and residency training at UBC. Dr Hoang did a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, U.S.A. She practises surgical pathology with an emphasis on gynecological pathology.

Watch the video for the 2019 CAP education session about cervix, vagina and vulva cancers

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.