CAP education session about brain and spinal cord tumours

In this 2012 video, Dr. Jansen talks about the CAP checklist for tumours of the brain and spinal cord

Watch as Dr. Gerard Jansen talks about the CAP checklist for brain and spinal cord cancer, including these topics:

  • Flow and required elements for the checklist
  • Differences between this checklist and other ones
  • Quirks of this checklist
  • Checklist changes that the review panel will suggest
  • The review panel’s plans

CAP education session about brain and spinal cord cancer

About the presenter, Dr. Gerard Jansen

Gerard Jansen, MD, FRCPC, is Division Head of Anatomical Pathology at Ottawa Hospital, and an Associate Professor of Neuropathology and Director of Neuropathology Laboratory Services in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is Regional Pathology Lead for Cancer Care Ontario and the CPAC representative on CAP’s BSC protocol Review Group.

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.