CAP education session about pediatric Ewing sarcoma

In this 2017 video, Dr. El Demellawy talks about the 2016 CAP protocol for examining specimens from pediatric patients with the Ewing sarcoma

Watch as Dr. Dina El Demellawy talks about how pathologists specializing in pediatric oncology can use the CAP protocol to report the Ewing sarcoma. She also highlights changes since the 2012 CAP cancer protocol and electronic cancer checklist.

Her talk covers the following specific topics:

  • Ewing sarcoma family of tumours, including Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour (PNET)
  • Osseous and extraosseous tumours, including Extradural Paraspinal and Askin (chest wall)
  • Those tumours in both children and adults
  • Biopsy or resection procedures

Dina El Demellawy, MD, PhD, FRCPC, practises in the Division of Anatomical Pathology at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada. She is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa.

Watch the video for the CAP education session about the Ewing sarcoma in pediatric patients

The Partnership, the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) and Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) 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.