USCAP 2015 Companion Meeting : Diagnostic Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Diagnostic Challenges in colorectal cancer

Sunday March 22, 2015, 1:30pm – 5pm, Location : Hynes Convention Center Ballroom B

Moderator: Hala El-Zimaity, University of Toronto

1:35 –2: 05PM: Tumor budding in pre-operative biopsies and resections: Alessandro Lugli, Universität Bern, Institute of Pathology, Switzerland

2: 05 – 2: 35PM: Venous invasion in colorectal cancer: Richard Kirsch, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

2: 35 – 3:00PM: Endocrine differentiation in colorectal cancer, David Klimstra, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA

3:00 – 3:30PM — BREAK

3:30 – 4:00PM: Colon cancer: Practical Molecular diagnostics, Wade Samowitz, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

4:00 – 5:00PM: Rodger C. Haggitt Memorial Lecture: Colorectal carcinoma and the AJCC: Everything but the TNM gets weirder and weirder, Henry Appelman, The University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA


Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society’s mission is to emphasize the importance of gastrointestinal pathology as a sophisticated and complex area of pathology. The Education Committee in consultation with Society officers determined the title, contents, and speakers of this companion meeting. The topics chosen address colorectal cancer prognostic factors that are currently not routinely reported. The program also addresses challenging issues in colorectal cancer reporting.

The target audience includes practicing pathologists, academic pathologists, pathology residents and fellows with an interest in colorectal cancer, (the third most common cancer worldwide with major morbidity and mortality).

Upon completion of this education activity, participants should be able to understand: 1) the importance of and proper reporting of tumor budding; 2) how to increase venous invasion detection; 3) the significance of endocrine differentiation in colorectal cancer; 4) practical molecular diagnostics, and 5) Current AJCC reporting of colorectal cancer.








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