Collecting Cancer Family History with Sufficient Detail

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


 About This Course

Collecting FhxCollecting sufficient family history information is an important step in identifying patients who are at increased cancer risk and, therefore, may need increased screening. Most patient intake forms do not collect specific enough information about the conditions in the family to allow you to assess risk appropriately. In this course, you will watch a short video that demonstrates collecting information for a targeted family history. You will practice asking the right questions to elicit enough information to assess family history disease risk and be presented with tools to help make this task easy to implement in your practice. 

This course is part of the Cancer Genetic Clinical Education program.


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This activity has 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.

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