Hereditary Cancers: Approaches to Screening, Prevention, Treatment and Consideration of the Pitfalls of Genetic Testing

This activity is designed for cancer care providers, primary care physicians, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, and genetic counselors and will feature clinical cases highlighting the latest advances in the use of germline genetics for the care of cancer patients and their family members who are at increased cancer risk. The session will review new genetic tests and their clinical utility from panels of cancer genes to polygenic risk scores to predict risk of cancer. We will review the pitfalls of variants of uncertain significance and what resources are available to assist with testing and interpretation as well as new guidelines for hereditary cancer management and how to keep up to date.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
• Identify and diagnose select inherited cancer syndromes
• Describe the associated cancer risks and surveillance strategies for select inherited cancer syndromes
• Describe the surgical approaches for the management of inherited cancer syndromes for treatment and risk reduction
• Present novel approaches to screening and outcomes of cancer surveillance programs in high-risk individuals
• Discuss the integration of genetic screening and testing results into clinical care
• Recognize the impact of germline genomics on therapeutic options in cancer care

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Wednesday, February 24 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

For Professionals, Continuing Medical Education

Medical Topic



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