April 1, 2014
In this 2014 video, Dr. Somers talks about the CAP protocols for examining specimens from pediatric patients with the Wilms tumour
Watch as Dr. Gino Somers talks about the CAP protocols for examining specimens from pediatric patients with the Wilms tumour and how pathologists in pediatric oncology can use the protocols. Dr. Somers also talks about the latest changes to the protocols and the electronic cancer checklist.
Gino Somers, MBBS, BMedSc, PhD, FRCPA, is the Division Head of Pathology at Hospital for Sick Children (HSC) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is Co-Chair of POGO’s Pathology and Molecular Diagnostics Taskforce and Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Toronto (U of T). He graduated from medical school in 1991 at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He received his PhD in Molecular Biology and Pathology from the University of Melbourne in 1999. He received his specialty certification from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia in 2002. In 2004, he completed a pediatric fellowship at U of T and HSC.
Watch the video for the CAP education session about the Wilms tumour 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.