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.