CAP education session about colorectal cancer 2018

In this video, Dr. Schaeffer talks about the updated CAP protocols for colorectal carcinoma

Watch as Dr. David Schaeffer talks about where Canada stands regarding colon cancer, and the major changes to the AJCC eighth edition and CAP guidelines about the following topics:

  • Grading of colon cancer
  • Importance of venous invasion
  • Serosal involvement
  • The definition of tumour deposits
  • Malignant polyps
  • Lynch syndrome screening and molecular testing

CAP education session about colorectal cancer

About the presenter, Dr. Schaeffer

David Schaeffer, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada and the Head of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), where he practices as a gastrointestinal pathologist. Dr. Schaeffer graduated from medical school at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. After a residency program in Anatomical Pathology in Vancouver, he completed his gastrointestinal pathology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Dr. Schaeffer is a co-director of Pancreas Centre BC and heads the Gastrointestinal Biobank (GIBB) at VGH.

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.