CAP education session about melanoma 2016

In this 2016 video, Dr. Shum talks about the latest CAP cutaneous melanoma protocol and the melanoma biomarkers template

Watch as Dr. David Shum talks about the newest protocol for cutaneous melanoma that includes the biomarkers template.

CAP education session about skin cancer

About the presenter, Dr. David Shum

David Shum, MD, FRCPC, is Chief Pathologist at Windsor Regional Hospital. He graduated with his Bachelor Degree in Medicine from the University of Hong Kong in 1975, He completed his Anatomic Pathology residency and Dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He was Associate Professor in Pathology with a cross-appointment in Dermatology, also at the University of Western. He was Head of Surgical Pathology at Victoria Hospital in London, Ontario. He has practised at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia and St. Thomas Hospital in London, Ontario. He is past President of the Ontario Pathologists Association.

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.