Cancer Genetic Clinical Education



 One in ten individuals has a family history of cancer that needs further investigation.
Do you know which of your patients these are?

Genetic testing can help prevent or diagnose cancer early, but not everyone is a good candidate.
Do you know which of your patients are likely to benefit from genetic testing?

Individuals with increased cancer risk should have earlier and more frequent screening.
How do you identify which of your patients would benefit and what the screening schedule should be?

This online program can help you answer all of these questions! 

This on-demand, interactive program consists of 11 modules on cancer genetics that are 15 minutes, case-based and help build clinical skills and impact patient care. Topics include assessing cancer risk using family history information, managing patients with increased cancer risk, genetic testing for breast cancer, genetic testing for colon cancer, and many others. You can earn continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education (CE) credit for each module for free.

In each module, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Practice applying genetic information to realistic cases
  • Assess the utility of genetic information
  • Learn about the value of genetic assessment or genetic testing to patient care

The following activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and The Jackson Laboratory. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates the enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (per module). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These continuing nursing education activities were approved by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

CCEP - C22 - Precision medicine in medical practice

Using Family History to Inform Management

Practice determining appropriate management for a patient based on family history risk stratification.


Collecting Family History with Sufficient Detail

Practice asking the right questions to elicit enough information to assess family history disease risk.


Identifying Red Flags that Increase Cancer Risk

Practice identifying risk factors and receive tools to help make this task easy to implement in your practice.


Categorizing Cancer Risk

Analyze family histories and classify the patients' risk into average, increased (or moderate), or high risk for cancer.


Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk

Practice evaluating how well a particular genetic test assesses breast cancer risk and the potential impact of testing on patient outcomes.


Interpreting Cancer Genetic Testing Results

Practice interpreting cancer genetic testing results and reports within a patient-specific context.


Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer Risk

Practice evaluating the fit between a patient's history and a particular genetic test for hereditary colon cancer syndromes.


Identifying and Managing Lynch syndrome

Practice recognizing Lynch syndrome (LS) red flags, communicating about the LStesting process, and incorporating increased screening.


Cancer Pretest Decisions and Counseling

Practice deciding when and if genetic testing is appropriate, given a patient's clinical and personal context.


Genetic Testing Process

Familiarize yourself with the steps involved in ordering genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk.


Genetic Testing Technology

Practice weighing the benefits, risks, and limitations of different tests within specific patient contexts.