CAP education session about staged procedures or multiple surgeries

In this 2014 video, Dr. Baker talks about the TNM classification system for staged procedures with multiple surgeries

Watch as Dr. Thomas P. Baker talks about the following topics in this session:

  • Overview of and general rules for pathologic staging
  • Rules for TNM classification
  • Categories for staging tumours
  • CAP cancer protocols
  • Challenges with TNM classification for staged procedures with multiple surgeries

CAP education session about challenges with staged procedures or multiple surgeries

About the presenter, Dr. Thomas Baker

Thomas P. Baker, MD, FACP, is the Chair of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Cancer Committee. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), the Executive Committee of the Commission on Cancer and on the Steering Committee for the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting. Dr. Baker is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. He served in the United States Army for 28 years and retired as a Colonel in 2015. He has served as the Chief of Pathology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center Bethesda. His final assignment was six years as the Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Joint Pathology Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. After retiring from the Army, Dr. Baker took a senior staff position at the Joint Pathology Center as a GYN and Breast Pathologist.

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.