Cancer Protocols

For more than twenty years, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) cancer protocols have served as a resource and reference for complete reporting of malignant tumors, including current American Joint Committee on Cancer staging.

Current Cancer Protocols

View current protocols and download templates

Cancer Protocols Units of Measure

Read more about the CAP Notice regarding Units of Measurement in the CAP electronic Cancer Checklists (eCC) and CAP Cancer Protocols.

Cancer Protocol Review Process

Learn how the CAP develops protocols and conducts the protocol revision process

Synoptic Reporting

Download the definition of Synoptic Reporting with Examples.

Cancer Reporting Education Programs

Improve your cancer reporting skills and earn CME credit through CAP anatomic pathology education programs—Performance Improvement Program in Surgical Pathology (PIP), Virtual Biopsy Program (VBP), Digital Slide Program in Dermatopathology (DPATH), Hematopathology Online Education (HPATH), and Practicum in Cancer Surgical Pathology (PCSP).

Online Resources


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