Resources about medical management of genetic risk for healthcare providers
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 Factsheet. Lists and links to evidence-based guidelines and professional society publications that address management of hereditary and familial cancer.
Cancer Screening Factsheet. Summarizes professional society guidance about screening for individuals at average, increased, and high risk for breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer.
Breast Cancer Risk and Screening Guidelines Factsheet. Summarizes screening guidelines for patients at average, increased, and high genetic risk for breast cancer.
Genetically Related Cancers Tool. Lists the associated cancers and unique characteristics of common cancer susceptibility genes.
MUTYH-Associated Adenomatous Polyposis Factsheet. Describes the clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of MUTYH-associated polyposis (MAP).
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Factsheet. Describes the clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome.
Lynch Syndrome Factsheet. Describes the clinical features, diagnosis, testing and genetics of Lynch syndrome (hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer).
Communicating Risk Factsheet. Outlines key points to consider when communicating risk to patients.
Accessing Genetic Services Tool. Lists tools and websites to help find genetics professionals and provides patient talking points about referring to genetics.
Cancer Genetic Services in Maine and Connecticut Tool. Lists available cancer genetic services in Maine and Connecticut.
Components of a Cancer Genetic Counseling Session Factsheet. Discusses the core components of a cancer genetic counseling session.
Hereditary Breast Cancer Patient and Family Resources. Provides patient resources for understanding genetic services and breast cancer genetics.
GINA Discussion Guide. Provides talking points and key information about genetic discrimination and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), which protects individuals from the misuse of genetic information in health insurance and employment.
The Value of Family History in Prenatal Care Practice Slide Set. Teaches about the value of family history in general prenatal care with case studies about family history collection and interpretation.
Free, self-directed programs for continuing education credit.
Breast cancer risk assessment is increasingly included in primary care. As a rule of thumb, approximately 5-10% of individuals with a...
This tool addresses key points in interpreting genetic testing and summarizes general clinical interpretations based on positive, negative,...
Splicing factors, comparable to gene editors in our DNA, could hold the key to treating the worst type of breast cancer.
This factsheet provides a quick reference for the detection capabilities for common types of genetic testing, such as gene sequencing and...
Lists evidence-based guidelines and professional society publications that address management of hereditary and familial...
Key features and cancer risks associated with common hereditary cancer syndromes.
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.
The case is to help clinicians recognize personal and family history characteristics that determine which patients should be...
The case is to help clinicians understand how to use a variant of uncertain clinical significance on a genomic tumor test...
CME program for primary care providers about hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome
How does personalized medicine work? What are researchers doing to “personalize” medicine?
With an extensive number of tumor configurations from treatment naïve and resistant-patients available to engraft into immunocompromised...
PAST EVENT: The course mixes morning lectures with hands-on, afternoon workshops. Sessions focus on stem cells and epigenetics,...
The Cancer Short Course provides a broad survey of the cancer research and experimental modeling from systems and computational genetics,...