Clinical Genetics in the News: Lessons Learned From Mistaken Genetic Test Results Interpretation

This clinical genetics case-based review will highlight complexities associated with genetic test result interpretation. Learners will review risk factors associated with hereditary cancer susceptibility, as well as management implications from positive genetic test results. This discussion will also highlight recent current events that have brought genetic testing implications into the public eye.

Target Audience

Gastroenterological Oncologists, Gynecologic Oncologists, Breast Surgical Oncologists, Breast Medical Oncologists, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Gastroenterologists, Oncologists, Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the benefits and limitations of surveillance and risk management options for cancer predisposition syndrome.
  • Recognize the changing landscape of genetic testing, including syndrome-driven testing compared to multi-gene panel testing. 
  • Identify appropriate complexities related to genetic testing and recognize the implication of variants of unknown significance.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Di Marco, Marco, Elvira D'Andrea, Nikola Panic, Valentina Baccolini, Giuseppe Migliara, Carolina Marzuillo, Corrado De Vito, Roberta Pastorino, Stefania Boccia, and Paolo Villari. "Which Lynch syndrome screening programs could be implemented in the “real world”? A systematic review of economic evaluations." Genetics in Medicine (2018).
  • Pokharel, H. P., Hacker, N. F., & Andrews, L. (2018). Improving attendance to genetic counselling services for gynaecological oncology patients. Gynecologic oncology research and practice, 5(1), 2.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2020

Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., FACMG
Medical Director
Division of Clinical Genetics
Center for Genomic Medicine
Miami Cancer Institute
Miami, Florida

Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., FACMG, indicated that neither she nor her spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and she will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in her presentation or discussion.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
02/01/2018
Course expires: 
02/01/2020
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