CAP education session about invasive breast cancer 2017

February 8, 2017

In this video, Dr. Barnes talks about the updated protocol for examining specimens from patients with invasive breast cancer

Watch as Dr. Penny Barnes talks about protocol changes and clarifications when examining specimens from patients with invasive breast cancer. She also discusses changes made to the TNM classification, eighth edition for breast carcinoma staging.

CAP education session about invasive breast cancer

About the presenter, Dr. Penny Barnes

Penny Barnes, MD, FRCPC, is Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1988, she graduated from medical school at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. She completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology at in 1995. She practised as a Staff Pathologist at the Halifax Infirmary until 1997 and joined the Division of Anatomic Pathology at Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. In 1999, she pursued special training in breast pathology at the University of Nottingham. She also served as the Program Director for the Dalhousie Anatomic Pathology Residency program from 2009 to 2014.

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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