CAP education session about sarcoma in community and centralized settings

In this 2014 video, Dr. Kandel talks about the updated CAP checklist for soft-tissue and bone tumours

Watch as Dr. Rita Kandel talks about the updated CAP checklist for sarcoma in community and centralized settings. She talks about the following topics:

  • The handling of soft-tissue tumours
  • CAP checklist updates for soft-tissue tumours
  • Tips for sarcomas
  • Changes mandated by Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) for the delivery of sarcoma services
  • Bone sarcomas

Rita Kandel, MD, FRCPC, is Chief of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Kandel is also a clinician-scientist and Associate Member of the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. She collaborates closely with Mount Sinai Hospital’s clinical Sarcoma Unit, the largest of its kind in Canada. Dr. Kandel is also a Professor at the University of Toronto, cross-appointed to the Department of Surgery and Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and is the Head of the Bioengineering of Skeletal Tissues Team. She completed her medical degree and her Pathology residency at the University of Toronto. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts (MA), U.S.A. and at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Kandel is active in Cancer Care Ontario. She sits on the Sarcoma Services Steering Committee and is a member of the Program in Evidence Based Care for Sarcoma.

Watch the video for the CAP education session about soft-tissue and bone tumours

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.