Cancer Genetics

Activity ID Released Expires
2372 May 28, 2014 April 20, 2019


The Cancer Genetics Program is designed to increase knowledge in the area of hereditary cancer genetics. This slide-based, expert-led course provides a comprehensive collection on an array of topics related to the genetic cancer risk assessment process. The course addresses ways to improve the taking and documenting of family history, as well as interpreting those results. The program is composed of site-specific sections on core concepts that include recognition of hereditary cancer syndromes, quantitative risk assessment, establishing a cancer risk assessment service, and special counseling and ethical, legal, and social issues in cancer genetics.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test, Recommended literature or other resources (presentations, audio/video, checklists, etc.)

ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type

MOC Part II CME Activity

  • Pathology
  • Radiology

NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.


  1. Apply basic concepts of cancer genetics, risk assessment and currently available testing into patient care practices
  2. Recognize genetic testing for common cancer syndromes and how to interpret Variants of Unknown Significance (VUS)
  3. Consider the emergent strategies and the latest advances in early detection cancers (breast, GI, etc.)
  4. Analyze genome wide association studies (GWAS) and principles of next generation technology in tumor/germline DNA and gene panels
  5. Summarize key learnings from each core section and utilize approaches to improve the process of recognition and referral of hereditary cancer syndromes within physician practices


  • Genetics, NGS, Sequencing, Somatic, Profiles, Panels, Counseling, Germline, BRCA, Lynch, Familial, Consent, Phenotype


  • Medical
    • Pathology-Anatomic & Clinical
    • Radiology


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
    • Communicate with patients
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
    • Ensure common understanding
  • Knowledge for Practice
    • Apply Basic Sciences
    • Clinical problem solving
  • Patient Care
    • Compassionate/appropriate care
    • Gather essential information
    • Informed DX/TX decisions
    • Interpret labs/images/tests

Professional Interest

  • Assessment
  • Cognition, Human Learning & Problem Solving
  • Communication Skills
  • Genetic Counseling

Intended Audience

  • Practicing Health Professional
    • Allied Health
    • Nurse
    • Pharmacist
    • Physician
    • Physician Assistant


  • Continuing Education
    • CME Activity
      • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
      • ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
        • Pathology
        • Radiology

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