CAP education session about head and neck cancer 2014

In this video, Dr. Bullock talks about the updated CAP protocols for head and neck cancer

Watch as Dr. Martin Bullock talks about the following CAP protocols updated in 2013:

  • Lip and oral cavity
  • Pharynx
  • Larynx
  • Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
  • Major salivary glands

He also talks about the oral cavity and lip protocol as prototype, important and unique components at other sites, changes from previous versions of the checklists and common problems related to applying the protocols.

CAP education session about head and neck cancer

About the presenter, Dr. Martin Bullock

Martin Bullock, MD, FRCPC graduated in 1988 from Memorial University Medical School in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. After a two-year stint of general practice in Ottawa, Ontario, he trained in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Toronto in Ontario, graduating in 1995. He completed a Forensic Pathology fellowship at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A and practised in Forensic Pathology for two years in Toronto. In 1988, he went into a full-time Surgical Pathology practice at QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. There he practised Head and Neck Pathology and Cytopathology as a Full Professor of Pathology at Dalhousie University Medical School, with a cross appointment in the Division of Otolaryngology. Dr. Bullock is also a member of the Partnership’s National Pathology Standards Committee.

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.