Past, Present and Future of Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment
Genetic testing can help estimate a person’s chance of developing cancer in his/her lifetime based on changes and mutations in his/her genetic pedigree. It is important for physicians to identify appropriate patients to refer for a genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA). This course summarizes the benefits and limitations of surveillance and risk management options for cancer predisposition syndrome.
Original Release Date: August 2017
Review Date: December 2021
General Surgeons, Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Hospitalists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and all other interested healthcare professionals.
- Identify appropriate patients to refer for a genetic cancer risk assessment (GCRA).
- Explain the GCRA process and recognize the changing landscape of genetic testing – syndrome-driven versus multigene panels.
- Summarize the benefits and limitations of surveillance and risk management options for cancer predisposition syndrome.
Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., FACMG
Miami Cancer Institute
Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., FACMG, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Rogelio Ribas, M.D., conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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