CAP education session about ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

In this 2012 video, Dr. Barnes talks about the CAP protocol for examining specimens from patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

Watch as Dr. Penny Barnes talks about the CAP protocol for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast and applying the protocol when examining specimens. She also reviews the cancer case checklist for DCIS.

Penny Barnes, MD, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1988, she graduated from medical school at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology at Dalhousie in 1995. She practised as a Staff Pathologist at the Halifax Infirmary until 1997 and joined the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. In 1999, she pursued special training in breast pathology at the University of Nottingham. She also served as the Program Director for the Dalhousie Anatomic Pathology Residency program from 2009 to 2014.

Watch the video for the CAP education session about ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast

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.