Colorectal Cancer: Is Your Patient at High Risk?
Developed by the AMA and the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics (NCHPEG), the goal of this program is to improve the primary care provider's ability to identify, evaluate, and manage patients at increased risk of hereditary colorectal cancer (CRC). This program was funded in part by unrestricted educational grants from Myriad Genetics and Humana, and by the Veterans Health Administration contract #VA200P0034.
This program is divided into four modules: Assessing Risk, Genetic Testing, Risk Communication and Counseling, and Screening and Surveillance. Each module entails a series of patient scenarios that focus on the goals of that particular lesson. Participants will have access to point of care tools that will help in completing the activities and questions in the patient scenarios, and can also be downloaded and printed for use in practice. The program covers the most common hereditary CRC syndromes: Lynch syndrome and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) and Attenuated FAP. Working through short case studies, participants will practice identifying, evaluating, and managing patients with hereditary CRC syndromes. The program also provides strategies for counseling patients before and after genetic testing, approaches to communicating risk, and tools to help in collaboration with a genetic or other specialist.
Should you have any questions regarding this activity please contact Katie Johansen Taber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-464-4964.
Type: Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Certificate of Participation for Non-Physicians