January 27, 2010
In this video, Dr. Butnor talks about the new CAP protocol for examining specimens from patients with lung cancer
Watch as Dr. Kelly Butnor talks about using the new CAP protocol for examining specimens from patients with lung cancer. She also talks about the rationale behind the protocol’s changes, the histologic types of NSCLC which have importance for prognosis and therapy, and the changes to staging for lung cancer.
CAP education session about lung cancer
About the presenter, Dr. Kelly Butnor
Kelly Butnor, MD, is a Pathologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a Professor in the Pathology Department at the university’s Larner College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina and completed her Pathology residency there. She completed an Internal Medicine internship at the University of Vermont Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the College of American Pathologists and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. She is a Member of the American Board of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Committee and the CAP’s Anatomical Committee on Pulmonary Pathology. She is also the Chair of the Thoracic Cancer Protocol Review Panel for CAP.
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.