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.


Colorectal Cancer RiskAbout This Course

There are several hereditary colon cancer syndromes with distinctive features and different underlying genetic causes. The ability to recognize features suggestive of these syndromes can improve risk assessment and testing strategy. However, the features of these conditions may overlap, requiring expanded testing. In this course you will practice evaluating the fit between a patient's history and a particular genetic test. This course is targeted to clinicians who order colon cancer genetic testing. 

 

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


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.

Using Family History to Inform Management

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

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Collecting Family History with Sufficient Detail

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

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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.

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Categorizing Cancer Risk

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

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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.

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Interpreting Cancer Genetic Testing Results

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

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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.

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Identifying and Managing Lynch syndrome

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

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Cancer Pretest Decisions and Counseling

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

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Genetic Testing Process

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

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Genetic Testing Technology

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

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