CAP education session about Lynch Syndrome 2019
February 20, 2019
In this video, Dr. Pollett talks about CAP protocols for Lynch Syndrome, identifying patients and immunohistochemistry
Watch as Dr. Aaron Pollett talks about CAP protocols for Lynch Syndrome. He also talks about identifying potential Lynch Syndrome patients and reflexive mismatch repair immunohistochemistry in Ontario.
CAP education session about Lynch Syndrome
About the presenter, Dr. Aaron Pollett
Aaron Pollett, MD, MSc, FRCPC, is the Provincial Head, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Program at Cancer Care Ontario. He is an Anatomic Pathologist and Co-Director of the Division of Diagnostic Medical Genetics at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and an Associate Professor in the Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology department at the University of Toronto (U of T). He has a specialty interest in Gastrointestinal Pathology and Pathology Informatics with a Master’s Degree from the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, U of T. He is the Review Pathologist for the Familial Gastrointestinal Cancer Registry (FGICR) and the Ontario Familial Colon Cancer Registry (OFCCR). Those registries were created to analyze gastrointestinal cancers’ genetic basis.
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.