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. 

Target Audience

General Surgeons, Family Medicine Physicians, Internal Medicine Physicians, Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Hospitalists, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and all other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Current Problems in Cancer. 38(6):216-25, 2014 Nov-Dec. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25465311

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
07/01/2017
Course expires: 
07/01/2019

Arelis E. Martir-Negron, M.D., FACMG
Medical Geneticist
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 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 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: 
07/01/2017
Course expires: 
07/01/2019
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