December 8, 2010
In this video, Dr. Bullock talks about the 2010 CAP checklist for thyroid cancer
Watch as Dr. Martin Bullock talks about the 2010 CAP checklist for thyroid cancer, including what information to put in surgical pathology reports about thyroid carcinoma resections. He also talks about the following topics in this session:
- Details used for the correct classification of PTC
- Definition and diagnostic criteria for poorly differentiated thyroid cancer
- Criteria for capsular and vascular invasion with thyroid cancer
- Most recent AJCC TMN pathological classification
- Definition and role of central compartment neck dissection in the treatment of thyroid cancer
Martin Bullock, MD, FRCPC, practices Anatomical Pathology in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, specializing in Head and Neck Pathology and Cytopathology. He is a Professor of Pathology and Surgery at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He graduated from medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s and studied Pathology at the University of Toronto.
Watch the video for the CAP education session from 2010 about thyroid cancer
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.