The College of American Pathologists (CAP) publishes cancer protocols, or checklists that pathologists can use to convey necessary prognostic factor and staging information to clinicians. These protocols reflect changes to the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) Cancer Staging Manual, Sixth Edition, and the most recent World Health Organization (WHO) tumor classification. The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ASC CoC) has recognized the value of the CAP Cancer Protocols in caring for cancer patients. In January 1, 2004, it mandated that pathologists at Commision on Cancer approved cancer programs include only scientifically validated or regularly used data elements of the checklists in their surgical pathology reports on cancer specimens.

WPM implements the CAP protocols in our surgical pathology reports for many cancer specimens.

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