Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: Identifying and Treating Patients at Risk - RD60278

Hereditary Cancer Syndromes: Identifying and Treating Patients at Risk

by Nancy Ledbetter, MSN, RN, CNS, APNG, AOCNS
RD60278
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This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.50 CPEU)

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Summary:

Family history has long been an established risk factor for cancer. Family history influences cancer risk in many ways. Families share genes, but they also tend to share habits and environments that create disease clusters among relatives. A small subset (5% to 10% of all cancers) are due to a hereditary syndrome. Genetic tests have been developed and are in use for at least 50 known hereditary cancer syndromes. People with hereditary cancer syndromes benefit from strategies aimed at prevention, early detection through surveillance, and improved cancer treatment. Genetic testing for hereditary predisposition to cancer, and knowledge of the resultant impact on medical care, are rapidly evolving. Genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk has become the standard of care in many clinical circumstances.     

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance healthcare providers’ understanding of hereditary cancer syndromes, with emphasis on two of the most common syndromes: hereditary breast/ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC caused by BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations) and hereditary colon cancer, including Lynch syndrome and polyposis (multiple polyps). After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • List three goals of genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Name three cancers for which there are effective prevention and/or screening interventions for patients at high hereditary risk
  • Identify three limitations of genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes
  • Discuss how the interprofessional healthcare team should collaborate to promote educational goals related to three hereditary cancer syndromes
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and physicians.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
 
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials.  This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3020, 3090, 5150, 5290 and performance indicators of 1.1.4, 1.1.6, 1.2.3, 1.3.4, 4.1.2, 4.2.7, 8.2.3, 8.3.1. 
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/17/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/17/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/17/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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