Resources about medical management of genetic risk for health professionals
Family history information and genetic test results can help guide management decisions. For many conditions, guidelines exist for using genetic information to manage disease and risk. See the resources and courses below for more information about how family history and genetic testing data can be used for personalized patient management.
Hereditary cancer management guidelines. Lists and links to evidence-based guidelines and professional society publications that address management of hereditary and familial cancer.
Cancer screening. Summarizes professional society guidance about screening for individuals at average, increased, and high risk of breast, prostate and colorectal cancer.
Breast cancer risk and screening guidelines. Screening guidelines for patients at average, increased, and high genetic breast cancer risk.
Genetically related cancers. Cancers and distinguishing clinical features associated with select cancer syndromes. Can help in risk assessment, pre-test counseling, and patient communication about a genetic diagnosis.
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of HBOC syndrome.
The value of family history in the prenatal care practice. A slideset for educators on the value of family history in general prenatal care that focuses on family history collection, interpretation, and application to patient management in prenatal case studies.
Self-directed, 15-minute online program about determining appropriate management based on family history risk using available guidelines. (free CME available)
Genetic testing for breast cancer risk. Self-directed, 15-minute online program about evaluating how well a particular genetic test assesses breast cancer risk (clinical validity) and the potential impact of testing on patient outcomes (clinical utility). (free CME available)
Genetic testing for colorectal cancer risk. Self-directed, 15-minute online program about evaluating the fit between a patient's history and a particular genetic test for hereditary colon cancer syndromes. (free CME available)
Self-directed, 15-minute online program about interpreting genetic testing results within a patient’s specific context. (free CME available)
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Key features and cancer risks associated with common hereditary cancer syndromes.
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Resources on colorectal cancer for clinicians on family history risk assessment, genetic testing, and management.
Free CME program for primary care providers about hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes
A factsheet that provides tips to facilitate family communication about genetic risk and testing options.
Key points to consider when communicating risk to patients.
Clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Lynch syndrome.
Factsheet about clinical aspects of familial adenomatous polyposis and attenuated FAP.