CAP education session about head and neck cancer 2012

In this video, Dr. Ordonez talks about the CAP checklist and cancer protocols for head and neck

Watch as Dr. Perez Ordonez talks about the 2011 checklists for examining specimens from patients with head and neck cancer, including the lip, oral cavity, salivary glands, pharynx, larynx, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.

CAP education session from 2012 about head and neck cancer

About the presenter, Dr. Perez Ordonez

Perez Ordonez, MD, FRCPC, is Medical Director of Surgical Pathology and a Staff Pathologist at University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at University of Toronto. He graduated from medical school in Nicaragua. He completed his Anatomic Pathology residency in 1990. He completed fellowships in Oncologic Surgical Pathology and Head and Neck Pathology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and joined UHN in 2002.

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.