College of American Pathologists

  Surgical Pathology Topic Center

  Updated December 9, 2014


PIP Participants:
2012 PIP-D Case #32

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Resources Resources

Cancer Protocols and Checklists
The College of American Pathologists produces cancer protocols as a resource to pathologists in effectively delivering the information necessary to provide quality patient care. The protocols consist of cancer case summaries (checklists) accompanied by background documentation. Access the list of protocols and checklists

Pathology Reporting Resources: Cancer Reports
These resources are useful benchmarks for quality reporting that will help pathologists evaluate and improve the quality of anatomic pathology reports. View resources

CAP Products CAP Products

Performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology (PIP, PIP1)

2014 Participant Summary Reports

Archived PIP Participant Summary Reports

Yearly PIP Index: 1989-2013 Case Summary Report (PDF, 532 KB)

PIP Wish List

Online Virtual Biopsy Program (VBP)

Online Digital Slide Program in Dermatopathology (DPATH)

Books and Other Publications Books and Other Publications

Quality Management in Clinical Laboratories: Promoting Patient Safety Through Risk Reduction And Continuous Improvement (2005)

Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology: Promoting Patient Safety Through Systems Improvement and Error Reduction
Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology is the only comprehensive manual designed to improve patient care while ensuring your laboratory achieves its accreditation standards. More information

Reporting on Cancer Specimens: Case Summaries and Background Documentation (2004)
This informative resource manual, organized by anatomic system, contains more than 40 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) that outlines the essential elements of synoptic reporting and serves as a summary reporting guide for pathologists, along with detailed explanatory notes.
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