Hereditary Colorectal Cancer: Lynch Syndrome and Beyond (RP1706E)
This course will review methods to screen patients for Lynch syndrome in clinical practice to help physicians recognize patients at risk for hereditary colorectal cancer. We will outline clinical guidelines and management options for patients with Lynch syndrome. We will explore the utility of somatic or tumor-based genetic testing for Lynch syndrome and its clinical applications. The learner should gain a better understanding of the use of cancer genetic testing in both the tumor and the germline as it is applicable to their scope of practice.
This course is designed for Hematology-Oncology, Family Practice, Internal medicine, Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, OB/GYN, Nurse Practitioner, Physician's Assistant, Registered Nurses, Residents, Cancer REsearchers, Psychologists, Social Workers.
- Review methods to screen patients for Lynch syndrome in clinical practice to recognize patients at risk for hereditary colorectal cancer
- Outline guidelines and management options for patients with Lynch syndrome
- Explore the utility of somatic or tumor-based genetic testing for Lynch syndrome and its clinical applications
Theodora Ross, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Director, Cancer Genetics Program
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Accreditation and Designation Statements
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.50 AMA
- 1.50 Attendance