College Online Learning Programme: Cancer datasets and tissue pathways - Guidance for implementation

The Clinical Effectiveness Team is delivering an online learning programme to support pathologists with the implementation of new and revised clinical guidelines.

This initiative has been developed following discussion at the Working Group on Cancer Services and in response to survey findings from cellular pathologists. Members asked for more support with the implementation of our clinical guidelines, and opportunities to feedback on them to identify areas of improvement.

The Clinical Effectiveness Team aims to deliver a webinar within three to five months after a new or revised dataset or tissue pathways is published. 


Each webinar will be presented by the guideline authors. The bite sized, 45 minute interactive programme will focus on areas that are important to the guideline user, with ample time for questions.

The webinars will be hosted using Zoom, recorded and made available on the College website as a learning resource.



Thursday 19th May 1:00pm – 1.45pm: Implementation guidance for reporting carcinomas of nasopharynx and oropharynx with guideline authors Professor Keith Hunter, Professor Tim Helliwell, Dr Ann Sandison, Dr Max Robinson, and Professor Gareth Thomas. (Dataset for histopathological reporting of carcinomas of the oropharynx and nasopharynx December 2021)


This webinar programme is free to members and 1 CPD point is available per webinar (self-accredited).

Further webinar dates will be announced following the publication of new and revised cancer datasets and tissue pathways. Click here for the full listing of Cancer datasets and tissue pathways and please keep an eye on this webpage for upcoming webinar dates.


Implementation guidance webinars

Implementation guidance for non-neoplastic neuropathology

Authors Professor Sebastian Brandner, Dr Monika Hofer, Dr Zane Jaunmuktane and Professor Maria Thom (Tissue pathways for non-neoplastic neuropathology specimens - August 2020)

Implementation guidance for liver biopsy

Authors Judy Wyatt, Stefan Hubscher, Christopher Bellamy, Susan Davies (Tissue pathways for liver biopsies for the investigation of medical disease and focal lesions - October 2020)

Implementation guidance for carcinomas and mucinous neoplasms of the appendix

Authors: Professor Norman Carr, Dr Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Dr Newton Wong and Professor Roger Feakins (Dataset for histopathological reporting of carcinomas and mucinous neoplasms of the appendix - March 2021)

Implementation guidance for tumours of the urinary collecting system

Authors Dr Murali Varma, Dr Ashish Chandra, Dr Lorna McWilliam and Dr Jonathan Shanks (Dataset for histopathological reporting of tumours of the urinary collecting system (renal pelvis, ureter, urinary bladder, and urethra - August 2021)

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