Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Risk (CNE)
Self-paced • 0.25 credits
About This Course
Indications for genetic testing for breast cancer risk are expanding and patients who previously would not meet criteria for testing may now qualify based on recent guidelines. While multi-gene panels can increase the likelihood of identifying a cancer predisposition gene, there are also associated risks and limitations that should be considered by patients and providers before genetic testing. In this course, you will practice communicating these benefits, risks and limitations to support shared decision-making with your patients about engaging in multi-gene panel testing.
CNE Information and Disclosures
Original Release: May 3, 2017
Expiration Date: January 13, 2023
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of practicing nurses and advanced practice nurses.
- Identify appropriate patients for genetic testing for breast cancer risk
- Communicate the benefits, risks and limitations of multi-gene panel testing to help patients decide whether to pursue genetic testing for breast cancer risk
CNE Approval Statement
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. Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont Nurses Associations are members of the Northeast Multi-State Division of the American Nurses Association.
Claiming Your Credit
In order to claim credit 1) answer the pre-assessment questions, 2) work through the module content in its entirety, 3) successfully complete the post-assessment answering 2 out of 4 questions correctly and 4) complete the evaluation.
Nurses are eligible for a maximum of .25 contact hours upon the completion of this activity.
Planners, Writers, and Reviewers
- Emily Edelman, MS, CGC – The Jackson Laboratory
- Greg Feero, MD, PhD - Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency
- Therese Ingram, MA – The Jackson Laboratory
- Suzanne Levasseur, APRN – Westport Public Schools
- Kate Reed, MPH, ScM, CGC – The Jackson Laboratory
- Linda Steinmark, MS, CGC – The Jackson Laboratory
- Beverly Tenenholz, MS, CGC – Hartford Healthcare
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest. Unless otherwise noted, the program planners and faculty do not have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this course.
The following disclosures are reported that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the education program: Emily Edelman and Kate Reed receive salary support from Pfizer Inc. through an unrestricted quality improvement grant that focuses on improving ascertainment of hereditary breast cancer, provided by the American Community Cancer Centers and Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change. In their roles as planners and content authors, Ms. Edelman and Ms. Reed recused themselves from all deliberations relating to content related to the commercial entity with which they have financial interest and were not responsible for reviewing for bias any related content. All educational material has been peer-reviewed by external reviewers to assess for bias.
An earlier version of this program was supported by educational grants from The Maine Cancer Foundation and The Jackson Laboratory Director's Innovation Fund. There is no commercial support being received for this activity.
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All information in Cancer Genetic Clinical Education is provided for educational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for clinical guidance or the consultation of a medical professional. Always seek the advice of a qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read in Cancer Genetic Clinical Education. Reliance on any information in Cancer Genetic Clinical Education is solely at your own risk. The Jackson Laboratory does not endorse or recommend any specific procedures, tests, products, services, health professionals or other information that may be found in Cancer Genetic Clinical Education.