The goal of this module is to improve recognition of familial cancer syndromes so that appropriate patient management strategies can be implemented.
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
Define oncogenes, tumor suppressors, and DNA repair genes
Explain how oncogenes, tumor suppressors, and DNA repair genes contribute to cancer development
Differentiate between sporadic and hereditary cancers
Identify patients at risk for hereditary cancer syndrome
Obtain a cancer family history
Locate patient management recommendations, educational materials, and support resources