Genomics/Genetics
5.25
credits/contact hours

Learn From the Experts About Collaborative Practice in the Management of Cancer Patients

Do you treat patients with lung, breast, ovarian, colon, or pancreatic cancers? Stay up to date on the expanding role of genomic testing and genetic counseling in the oncology setting. Through cases based on real patients, learn about the implications of testing results in the treatment of several disease states and how to effectively share this information with patients and family members.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role genetic testing and counseling play in the oncology setting.
  • Discuss the difference in germline and somatic gene mutation and make appropriate recommendations for counseling.
  • Identify key elements of the patient/family history for genetic counseling referral and/or genetic testing.
  • Apply the various patient communication tools to convey pertinent information on genetic testing and counseling.