Precision medicine for your practice: somatic cancer panel testing
In this module, participants will learn about large somatic cancer panels, which test for dozens or hundreds of variants that may be driving cancer growth and suggest therapeutics targeted to the variants that are identified. When should these panels be used? And which patients are good candidates? Learn about benefits, limitations, and challenges of using large somatic cancer panels using the five parts of this module: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; "dig deeper" for more in-depth topics; and logistics and additional resources for more detail.
In this module, participants will learn how to find and use important information on somatic cancer testing panel reports. What are the key components of a test report? What do specific findings mean? Learn how to identify important test characteristics to compare and contrast offerings from different labs, find actionable information on the test report, and interpret results in the context of the individual patient using the five parts of this module: overview information via an animated video; practice cases to facilitate learning-by-doing; "dig deeper" for more in-depth topics; and logistics and additional resources for more detail.
CME and CNE modules on the clinical applications of genetic testing
How can genetics be used in clinic with my patients? Can genetic information really improve outcomes? Genetic testing is constantly changing. How can I keep up?
Precision Medicine for Your Practice is an educational program being developed by Scripps Research Translational Institute (Scripps), the American Medical Association (AMA), and The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to help clinicians answer these questions. In each module, you will have the opportunity to:
- Practice applying genetic information to realistic cases
- Assess the utility of genetic information
- Learn about benefits and limitations of new genetic tests
This on-demand, interactive program is a series of 8 modules that are 15-30 minutes, case-based and aim to build clinical skills and impact patient care. Topics include prenatal testing, targeted therapy in oncology, genomic sequencing, neurogenomics and pharmacogenomics. Modules are each designated for continuing medical education (CME) and continuing nursing education (CE) credit.