College of American Pathologists

  Reporting on Cancer Specimens:
  Case Summaries and Background Documentation
  (the Cancer Protocols)


ColorUpdated August 26, 2013

The Cancer Protocols manual contains more than 50 CAP-approved protocols for pathologic analysis and reporting of malignant tumors in all major cancer sites and the majority of minor sites. Written for surgical pathologists, each protocol includes a case summary (checklist), which outlines the essential elements of synoptic reporting and serves as a summary reporting guide for pathologists, along with detailed explanatory notes.

Organized by anatomic system, Reporting on Cancer Specimens assists pathologists in providing clinically useful and relevant information in the reporting of the results of their surgical specimen examinations and serves as a valuable educational tool. The 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) and International Union Against Cancer (UICC) TNM staging system, current World Health Organization (WHO) tumor classifications, 2008 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) grading system, and the Bethesda 2001 cytology guidelines are all addressed in this text.

Areas covered include: Breast; CNS and Ophthalmic; Gastrointestinal System; Genitourinary System; Gynecologic System; Head and Neck; Hematologic System; Pediatric; Skin; Soft Tissue and Bone; Thorax.

Ordering Information
Download an order form and fax your order to the College. If placing an order by phone, please use the information below:

Phone: 1-800-323-4040 option 1#
Item number: PUB117
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Member price: $88
Non-member price: $110

Cancer protocols and checklists are also available for download in Word and PDF format.


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