CAP education session about invasive breast cancer 2013

January 30, 2013

In this video, Dr. Simpson talks about the CAP cancer checklist for invasive breast cancer

Watch as Dr. Jean Simpson talks about the CAP checklist for invasive breast cancer. She also talks about the checklist’s importance to diagnostic oncology and for improving patient care.

CAP education session from 2013 about invasive breast cancer

About the presenter, Dr. Jean Simpson

Jean Simpson, MD, is an Adjunct Professor of Pathology at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, U.S.A. In 1983, she graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. When she completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee in 1986, she became a Medical Staff Fellow at the National Cancer Institute in Rockville, Maryland. She was a Surgical Pathology Fellow at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before joining City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California as a Staff Pathologist until 1997. At Vanderbilt University, she was a Professor of Pathology from 2001 to 2013, and Director of Anatomic Pathology at the medical center from 1998 to 2008. She served on the Board of Directors for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center from 2009 to 2015. She also was the Leader of the Breast Cancer Review Panel for the College of American Pathologists Cancer Committee from 2010 to 2016, and Chair of the of College of American Pathologists Cancer Committee from 2013 to 2015.

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.


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