Cancer Pretest Decisions and Counseling

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


Pre-Test DecisionsAbout This Course

Communicating with patients about benefits and limitations of genetic testing is an important part of informed decision-making. In this course, you will watch a short video of a patient and provider discussion about patient motivations for genetic testing. You will practice deciding when and if genetic testing is appropriate, given the clinical and personal context and be presented with tools to help make this task easy to implement in your practice.

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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.