CAP is a medical society serving more than 17,000 physician members and the laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world's largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in laboratory quality assurance. The CAP is an advocate for high-quality and cost-effective medical care. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the leading peer-reviewed medical journal for pathologists worldwide, is published by the College.
The CAP developed MyBiopsy.org to provide accurate and credible information to patients diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones to help them better understand their disease. The website includes information on more than 40 of the most common cancers and cancer-related illnesses in easy-to-understand language. The site also offers survivor stories, a comprehensive glossary of terms, and tips on how to read a surgical pathology report.
In addition, the College created MyHealthTestReminder.org , an email reminder website, to help patients remember to schedule their life-saving health tests such as mammograms, Pap tests, colon cancer screenings, diabetes screenings, cholesterol testing, and to schedule their next blood donations. The site also provides preventive patient information, developed by pathologists, on these diseases. For more information, contact email@example.com .