CAPcasts from the College of American Pathologists

The College of American Pathologists' CAPcasts feature interviews with leading pathologists on current issues impacting pathology and laboratory medicine.

The College of American Pathologists is the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine.

  • A Deeper Dive into Cancer Registries

    The Cancer Protocols help ensure that all pathology reports contain the necessary data elements for optimal patient care. Cancer registries also depend on the protocols for accurate standardized data collection.

  • Platelet Refractoriness in Transfusion Medicine

    Platelet refractoriness can be life-threatening for thrombocytopenic patients. Penn State Health pathologist Melissa George, DO, FCAP, and pediatrician Sarah Kesterson, MD, authored the new Clinical Pathology Improvement Program course on this topic. In this CAPcast, they discuss how narrowing the differential diagnosis for poor platelet transfusion response is critical to guide appropriate management and product selection.

  • Forensic Pathologists React to Body of Proof

    We asked three real-life forensic pathologists to watch an episode of the ABC show “Body of Proof” and fact-check the truth from the fiction. Members of the CAP's Forensic Pathology Committee joined us for the first in a series of CAPcasts where pathologists react to how forensic scientists are portrayed in TV and film.

  • Digital Pathology Implementation at Massachusetts General Hospital

    Joseph Sirintrapun, MD, FCAP, and Jochen Lennerz, MD, PhD, FCAP discuss implementing digital pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and creating the Pathology Innovation Collaborative Community (PIcc).

  • Digital Pathology Implementation at Alverno Laboratories

    Joseph Sirintrapun, MD, FCAP and Sam Terese, president and CEO of Alverno Laboratories, talk about the implementation of digital pathology in an integrated laboratory network.

  • Digital Pathology Implementation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Joseph Sirintrapun, MD, FCAP, and Matthew Hanna, MD, FCAP talk about the implementation of digital pathology at their institution, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Understanding Cancer Registries

    Lara Harik, MD, FCAP, a pathologist at Emory University Hospital sits down with Mildred Jones, Certified Tumor Registrar and liaison for the National Cancer Registrars Association for the CAP Cancer Committee to talk about the basics of cancer registries.

  • CAP Author Chat - The Color Atlas of Flow Cytometry

    Just released, the new Color Atlas of Flow Cytometry offers a full range of hematolymphoid disease cases, highlighting disease categories and disease entities that may be difficult to diagnose in clinical practice. The new book can benefit students, medical technologists, and practicing pathologists, explains lead author, David Dorfman, MD, PhD, FCAP in this CAPcast interview.

  • Dr. Volk and Dr. Durham on Navigating a Career in Pathology Today

    As Women's History Month 2023 wraps up, we're joined on this CAPcast by CAP President Emily Volk, MD, FCAP, and Lacey Durham, MD. Dr. Volk and Dr. Durham talk about a variety of topics, including gender diversity in pathology, positive changes in health equity, and early career advice for women.

  • AI and Readiness - Present and Future Implications for AI Growth on the Field of Pathology

    Peter McCaffrey, MD, FCAP and M. E. de Baca, MD, FCAP discuss the AI and Readiness course they are leading at the 2023 Pathologists Leadership Summit. They share some of the potential benefits, limitations, and implications of AI's growth in pathology testing.

  • Tips for Balancing CAP Committee Work

    Participating in a council or committee is a great way to be a part of our CAP community. Jessica Bentz, MD, FCAP, Muhammad Mahmood, MD, FCAP, and Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, FCAP share their experiences being on a CAP committee, how they balance their personal and professional responsibilities, and their advice to anyone considering joining a committee.

  • Doing More with Less - Human Factors Engineering in Pathology

    Moira Larsen, MD, MBA, FCAP, and Ethan Larsen, PhD discuss the Human Factors Engineering (HF) course they are leading at the 2023 Pathologists Leadership Summit. They explain how HF methods streamline processes, despite resource limitations, allowing laboratory practices to "Do More with Less."