CAP education session about colorectal cancer 2010

In this video, Dr. Washington talks about changes to the CAP checklist for colorectal cancer

Watch as Dr. Kay Washington talks about the changes to the CAP colorectal cancer checklist and the data behind the changes, including the seventh edition of TNM.

CAP education session about colorectal cancer

About the presenter, Dr. Kay Washington

Kay Washington, MD, PhD, is a Professor in the Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology Department at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. She received her MD and PhD in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She completed her residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. She served as the Chair for the College of American Pathologists Cancer Committee and was a Member of the Executive Committee for the Commission on Cancer. She now serves as Director for the Vanderbilt Digestive Diseases Research Center, the Vanderbilt SPORE in GI Cancer and the Western Division of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network.

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.