Spring 2020 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Mignon Dryden, CTR
NAACCR Liaison to PERT


Update from College of American Pathologists (CAP) Pathology Electronic Reporting Taskforce (PERT)

NAACCR and CAP are working toward a more enhanced collaboration and details will be shared as they develop. In addition, a collaboration has started with NCI-SEER, CDC, AJCC and WHO to standardize ICD-O-3 mapping codes for registrars and more information will be shared as it becomes available.

PERT is working on new modeling for Margins sections and Lymph Node sections of CAP Cancer Protocols which should begin rolling out in 2021.

The latest release of the CAP Cancer Protocols and eCC Templates, which occurred the end of February, included many updates such as:

  • 87 eCC templates in SCD-XML format
  • 34 templates have changes that do affect accreditation date; new accreditation date is 11/1/2020
  • For Colon and Rectum Resection template, added requirement for Macroscopic Evaluation of Mesorectum for rectal cancers and included revisions to Margin section
  • Anus Local Excision template was revised to include changes to the Mucosal margin section
  • For the Prostate Radical Prostatectomy template, added Tertiary Pattern 5 (less than 5%) in Overall Gleason Score 7 (if applicable), changed Gleason Pattern at Positive Margin(s) to select all that apply, and added Laterality to Lymph Nodes
  • For the Prostate TURP template, removed Urothelial tumor, including variants from list of tumor types that should NOT be reported and added Histologic Grade reporting for urothelial carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, if applicable
  • Breast DCIS Biopsy template has an added section for Architectural Pattern
  • Breast Invasive Biopsy template has an added section for Tumor Size
  • Uterine Cervix Excision and Resection templates have revised Extent of Invasion sections


Many thanks to Keren Hulkower of CAP for generously sharing his slides regarding the recent release.



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