David Parham M.D., University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, and Joseph Khoury M.D., Quest Diagnostics and Nevada Cancer Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Pediatric solid tumors comprise a distinct group of neoplasms that differ significantly from those encountered in the adult population. This course will serve as a pattern-based overview of the most common pediatric solid tumors encountered in general practice.
A case-based approach will be utilized to provide pathologists and pathologists-in-training with practical diagnostic tools, emphasizing integration of histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and molecular diagnostics. The course will also discuss handling of tissue samples from pediatric solid tumors and challenges encountered during frozen section examination.
Virtual slides will be posted on the USCAP website for review by pre-registrants prior to the meeting. All participants will receive a detailed syllabus at the course and after the meeting all participants will receive web access to PowerPoint material along with the text portion of the syllabus.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 1) Recognize the histologic features of the major types of pediatric solid tumors; 2) Apply immunohistochemistry in the diagnosis of these tumors; 3) Explain the role and limitations of molecular diagnostic techniques in the field of pediatric solid tumors.
(LAST SCHEDULED PRESENTATION) This course may be used for CME credits or SAM credits.