Genetics of Women’s Cancers: New Opportunities Through Genomic Medicine

The potential benefits of genomic medicine, or the use of an individual patient’s genomic information in clinical decision making, are increasingly being recognized. This course explores the evolution from “genetics to genomics,” providing the history of genetics and the genesis of cancer. Dr. Boyd discusses translational research in the genetics and molecular genetics of gynecologic and breast cancers and the molecular diagnostics of cancer using next-generation sequencing technology to inform the prevention and targeted treatment of cancer. This lecture was recorded at the fifth annual Omar Pasalodos, M.D., Memorial Lecture, which honors Dr. Pasalodos’ dedication to women’s healthcare, community outreach and education. 

Target Audience

Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Gynecologic Oncologists, Gynecologic Surgeons, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the critical role of genetics in cancer pathogenesis.
  • Explain the evolution of cancer genomics, and the role of genomic medicine in cancer treatment, prognosis and diagnosis.
  • Evaluate gynecologic and breast cancers based on their genomic architecture rather than site of origin.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Zecchin, D., & Bardelli, A. (2010). Tracking the genomic evolution of breast cancer metastasis. Breast Cancer Research : BCR, 12(1), 302. http://doi.org/10.1186/bcr2469

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
05/01/2018

Jeffrey Boyd, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Director, Translational Research and Genomic Medicine
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida
Miami, Florida

Jeffrey Boyd, Ph.D., indicated that neither he nor his spouse/partner has relevant financial relationships with commercial interest companies, and he will not include off-label or unapproved product usage in his presentations or discussions.

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 is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
             
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 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/01/2016
Course expires: 
05/01/2018
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