All medical records must be submitted in English.
In order to understand the current cancer diagnosis and the patient’s medical and family history we will need: The patient’s progress notes, hospital discharge report, operative/surgical and laboratory reports, treatment summaries, summary health report and current health status.
Diagnostic images should be sent in DICOM format, such as: Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT) scans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan, mammograms, etc. They should be submitted along with their respective written reports.
The Formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue used to make the original diagnosis and any other subsequent biopsies can be submitted either as paraffin blocks or glass slides. It is very important to submit the pathology material along with their respective written reports.