The CAP Cancer Protocol Templates provide guidelines for collecting the essential data elements for complete reporting of breast cancer, both invasive and DCIS. The Cancer Biomarker Reporting Templates are intended to provide reporting guidance for commonly ordered biomarkers and are not currently required for accreditation purposes.
1- Invasive breast cancer structured reporting protocol (2nd Edition 2012) developed by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia as an educational tool to assist pathologists in reporting of relevant information for specific cancers. Each protocol includes “standards” and “guidelines” which are indicators of ‘minimum requirements’ and ‘recommendations’, which reflect the opinion of the expert authoring groups.
2-This guideline is produced by National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre and Australian Cancer Network and provides a guide for pathology reporting of breast cancer (3rd edition 2008)
The AJCC Cancer Staging Manual is the gold standard to help the cancer patient management team determine the correct stage for patients, allowing for the most appropriate care plan.