The Risky Business of Breast Cancer Screening

There is currently no consensus among U.S. breast cancer screening guidelines. Learn more about a 21st century approach to breast cancer management using data to determine screening benefit and recurrence risk. 

Target Audience

Obstetricians, Gynecologists, General Surgeons, General Practitioners, Family Physicians, Oncologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Pharmacists and Labor and Delivery Nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the limitations of population-based screening.
  • Recognize the impact of improved breast cancer risk assessment and awareness of the spectrum of biologic behavior of breast cancers on screening and the approach to risk reduction.
  • Compare personalized screening to annual screening as described in an ongoing pragmatic trial.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Shieh, Y., Eklund, M., Sawaya, G. F., Black, W. C., Kramer, B. S., & Esserman, L. J. (2016). Population-based screening for cancer: hope and hype. Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, 13(9), 550.
  • Shieh, Y., Eklund, M., Madlensky, L., Sawyer, S. D., Thompson, C. K., Stover Fiscalini, A., ... & Tice, J. A. (2017). Breast cancer screening in the precision medicine era: risk-based screening in a population-based trial. JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 109(5).
  • Esserman, L. J. (2017). The WISDOM Study: breaking the deadlock in the breast cancer screening debate. NPJ breast cancer, 3(1), 34.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2020

Laura Esserman, M.D., MBA
Professor, Departments of Surgery and Radiology
Affiliate Faculty, Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Director, Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center 
Co-Leader, Breast Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
San Francisco, California

Laura Esserman, M.D., MBA, 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 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 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Pharmacy
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/01/2018
Course expires: 
03/01/2020
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