Genetics - Who is At Risk for Breast Cancer?

May 17, 2022


Breast Cancer is the second most common cancer. Early detection can possibly reduce the spread of cancer impacting a patient's survival rate. Scientists are trying to better understand which people are more likely to get certain types of cancer. Looking at a patient's age, family history and exposures during life can help inform the need for further screenings such as genetic testing.  A more thorough and careful review of a patient's history through the use of genetic screenings can make an efficient use of a patient's most critical time. 

Target Audience

Internists, family practitioners, gynecologists, and oncologists. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss breast cancer genetic testing qualifications.
  • Identify key patient demographic at high risk for breast cancer.
  • Outline the various types of cultural diversities (gender, age, race, religion, culture, etc.) that relate to demographics, diagnosis and treatment.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this Genetics - Who is At Risk for Breast Cancer? for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 0.50 Attendance
Activity opens: 
05/17/2021
Activity expires: 
05/17/2022
Event starts: 
05/17/2022 - 11:59pm
Event ends: 
05/17/2022 - 11:59pm
Parent activity set: 
City of Hope ~ Internet

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION: City of Hope designates this enduring for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

The following credit type(s) are being offered for this course:

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  0.5

The following may apply AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal:

Registered Nurses: Nurses may report up to 0.5 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.

Physician Assistants: The National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ accredited courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    City of Hope is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    City of Hope designates this Genetics - Who is At Risk for Breast Cancer? for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ requirements. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 0.50 Attendance
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