College of American Pathologists
  Short Presentations in Emerging Concepts (SPECs)

The CAP introduces Short Presentations in Emerging Concepts (SPECs) to assist pathologists and establish themselves as leaders in personalized medicine in their local communities. Designed for pathologists, these short PowerPoint presentations focus on selected diseases where molecular tests play a key role in patient management. Pathologists will find the Pathology SPECs an especially valuable resource as they facilitate discussion with Tumor Boards or other physician colleagues.

  • Content is updated periodically – reference articles included
  • Focus is on molecular tests that are actionable to patient care

Available now – complete the registration form to immediately access:

 • NEW – HER2 Testing in Breast Cancer

 • Emerging Concepts in the Diagnosis of Respiratory Viruses

 • Emerging Concepts in Molecular Testing in Breast Cancer

 • Emerging Concepts in the Workup of Colorectal Cancer

 • Emerging Concepts in Therapeutic Guidance for Metastatic Melanoma

 • Emerging Concepts in the Diagnosis and Workup of Thyroid Cancer

 • Emerging Concepts in the Workup of Polycythemia and
    Thrombocythemia: JAK2

 • Emerging Concepts in Colorectal Cancer: Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal
    Cancer (Lynch Syndrome)

The SPECs are free and available to everyone.

  Related Links


 • CAP Resource Guides
     — Member Registrant login

 • CAP Webinar Series

 • CAP Meritorious Service

     — Member login required

 • CAP for Residents

 • CAP Member Directory
     — Member login required

 • Learning: Molecular/Genomic

 • Lab Accreditation:
    Molecular-NGS Checklist

 • Proficiency Testing,
    Laboratory Improvement

 • Molecular Pathology Coding
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