CAP ’13 – THE Pathologists’ Meeting – October 13 – 16, 2013™
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AP108  Advanced Testing in Colorectal Cancers: MSI, KRAS, BRAF, and Beyond

Sunday, October 13
2:00–5:30 PM

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Patient Care

The past decade has seen tremendous advances in the treatment and understanding of the genetics of colorectal carcinoma (CRC). Advanced ancillary testing, including immunohistochemical and molecular investigation, has become crucial for patient treatment and management. This course, directed at practicing pathologists, residents, and fellows, will provide a comprehensive, practical overview of CRC molecular biology and how it relates to clinical practice. Particular emphasis will focus on the role of mismatch repair (MMR) and microsatellite instability (MSI) investigation with current recommendations and practice patterns. Faculty will also discuss other molecular investigations (EGFR, KRAS, BRAF), outlining when to perform investigations and what the results mean to the practicing pathologist.

You will learn to:

Aaron F. Pollett, MD
Wade S. Samowitz, MD





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