To advance the role of pathologists as leaders in oncology worldwide and to serve as a resource in cancer-related patient care, education, and research.
|Time Commitment Requirements|
|Number of face-to-face meetings||3|
|Length of meetings||1.5 days|
|Typical meeting days||Friday and Saturday|
|Meeting locations||Meetings are typically held at a location less than 50 miles from an airport. One meeting per year is held in Chicago.|
|Number of conference calls||None regularly planned but are scheduled as needed.|
|Hours/year of committee work required outside of meetings||Members 20-30, Vice-Chair 30-40, Chair 75+|
|Additional travel or time commitments||Attendance at Council on Scientific Affairs Leadership meeting for chair.|
Activities of Committee
- Provide scientific expertise to CAP regarding the practice of surgical pathology and the reporting of cancer specimens.
- Create new and review existing reporting checklists case summaries and the supporting protocol material for reporting on cancer specimens from various anatomic sites.
- Monitor new and emerging issues/practices/technologies in surgical and anatomical pathology that may impact CAP members.
- Support other CAP committees and programs in anatomic pathology as suitable.
- Contribute to CAP publications (eg, chapters in the Quality Management in Anatomic Pathology manual, CAP TODAY articles, Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine articles).
- Review and recommend changes to the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program checklists.
- Participate in educational programs at annual CAP and other pathology organization's meetings.
Expertise or Experience
- Candidates should possess a strong interest in promoting the practice of surgical pathology focusing on improving the reporting of cancer specimens.
Benefits of Committee Membership
- Opportunity to meet and work with pathologists from a variety of practice settings
- Opportunity to publish materials
- Opportunity to speak at education events
- Opportunity to participate in developing recommendations for the practice of pathology
Representation on Committee Beyond the CAP
The cancer committee has an inbound liaison from the following organizations:
- The American College of Radiology (ACR)
- American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO)
- The American College of Surgeons (ACoS)
- Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The National Cancer Institute (NCI)
- The National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA)
- North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACR)
- Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)